Rupi Kaur coming to the Kauffman Center on October 16

An Evening with Rupi Kaur

Poet brings her book tour to Helzberg Hall on October 16

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 15

Rupi Kaur will be at the Kauffman Center October 16. Photo by Baljit Singh.


Poet Rupi Kaur brings the book tour for her upcoming release, the sun and her flowers, to Helzberg Hall on Monday, October 16.

Kaur is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. Tickets for the event are $28.50 plus applicable fees, and include a copy of the sun and her flowers. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15. This event is presented in partnership with Andrew McMeel Universal and Rainy Day Books.

Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at Get your tickets here.


Rupi Kaur published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2014. The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies, gracing the New York Times bestsellers list every week for over a year. It has since been translated into more than 30 languages.

Kaur started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “Draw your heart out.” Kaur views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey.

Kaur’s long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, will be released in October 2017. Through this collection Kaur continues to explore a variety of themes including love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution. Divided into five chapters, the highly anticipated collection guides readers on a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming in a celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year 
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom

TEDxKC 2016 – “I’m Taking My Body Back”

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Photo by Baljit Singh
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