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    Rupi Kaur has declined an invitation from the White House.

    Dan Sheehan

    November 6, 2023, 2:23pm

    Rupi Kaur—the Canadian poetry phenom whose collections have sold more than 11 million copies worldwide—has declined an invitation from the Biden White House for a a Diwali event being held by the Vice President on November 8, citing the administration’s “support of the current atrocities against Palestinians” as the reason.

    In a blazing, courageous statement published on Twitter earlier today, Kaur had this to say:

    Rupi Kaur, we salute you. Let’s hope more authors follow your lead.

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