Quick Temper with Vinit Kurup


Vinít Kurup is an Indian-American writer, born and raised in Spain, who currently resides in the New York City area. He writes in numerous languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, English, amongst others. He often blends them as he finds it to be representative of his multicultural background, and will intersect this identity with topics such as race, identity, class, love, etc. in his poetry.

Here’s Quick Temper with Vinit Kurup:

Why do you write? 

It comes naturally to me during pensive moments. There is this energy that comes over me, and it won’t rest until I write down exactly all the thoughts and feelings which are racing through me.

Who do you hope reads your work?

Everyone. Most of my poetry is reflective of events in my life, especially socio-cultural and socio-political accents that highlight my life.

Where does the anger in your work come from? How does it manifest?

Anger in my work is most often borne from frustrations. Frustrations about oppression, identity, and action. It usually manifests itself in hours of thought and reading, with eventual writing after a lot of processing. 

Angry book recommendations for angry readers?

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo Lodge
A Cruelty Special To Our Species – Emily Jungmin Yoon

Vinit Kurup will be reading with An Angry Reading Series on September 14, 2019. Come through! 

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