Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon on Rupi Kaur’s poetry
Gurdeep Pandher moved to Canada from India in 2006. The writer, poet and dancer travelled and lived all across the country, from Quebec to BC, before settling down in Whitehorse. Today, he is best known best as Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon whose joyful videos of him Bhangra dancing amidst the beautiful landscapes of the North have delighted viewers around the world. For his interview on The Chesterfield, Pandher chose to pay tribute to Rupi Kaur, a fellow Punjabi-Sikh immigrant to Canada. Kaur first found success on Instagram where she shared her poetry in visual form. At 21, Kaur wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey, which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Seller list. Pandher joins iskwē for a conversation about Kaur’s poetry and the importance of supporting immigrant voices in Canadian culture.