British Asian Poet Series: Arun Kapur

Arun Kapur


Arun is a support artist on television and film and has published his first poetry book titled the Blindside Memoirs.

When did your passion for writing poetry begin?

My passion for writing developed from the age of 16. I remember I would come home from school and would just write. I have always had a vivid and deep thought process, which mixes very well I would say without my rather enigmatic personality!

What or who inspires you to write?

The bitter sweet beauty of life is what inspires me. Some moments leave you crying with joy, some leave you crying with utter sorrow, but every moment is beautiful as you are always growing.

How long have you been writing for?

I have been writing for over ten years, it has been rather scattered over the years, only as I have got older I have started to pay more attention towards what I am actually writing.

How would you describe your work in 3 words?

Draining, thrilling and adventurous!

When you are not writing what do you do in your spare time?

I currently working as a duty manager for a Independent cinema In Wolverhampton (Light House)  and also work as a freelance support artist on television and films.

What are the main messages you hope to convey through your work?

The main messages I am trying to convey is for anyone out there suffering with a mental illness , or know someone who is, speak up. Also to tell people that you should embrace who you are, and never change who you are for anyone. Be a kind person and always stay humble, even in the face of neglect and ignorance.

What are some of your favourite works that you have written?

My favourite work is currently my first self published poetry book called the Blindside memoirs, which is currently available on Amazon (If people would want to read it!)

Have you showcased your work at any events in the UK and if so where and how was it ?

I recently performed live at the Wolverhampton literature festival, I found it very overwhelming. I would say to anyone, no matter how overwhelming something might seem, let it happen naturally and be willing to step out your comfort zone!

Tweet Arun – @ArunKapur47

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