Poetry is bursting through Instagram with a new wave of artists who are making a name for themselves on the social media platform. Writers and poets have established their own community online, showcasing their art and lifestyles in a way more personal than anywhere else on the internet.
Rupi Kaur, one of the leaders in this new genre, has 4.2 million followers on Instagram where she has enjoyed a breakthrough as a writer by exposing her work there first. Photography, graphic design and paintings still make up the majority of artistic posts on the average user’s feed, but poetry is quickly catching up. Writers Heshi Hafidh and Sheania Suryawijaya told New New York about the joy they found when communicating their deepest emotions online.