Sin shares a publisher with Rupi Kaur, the writer of platitudinous Instagram poems people love to hate. Kaur’s two breathless books have collectively spent 89 weeks on the New York Times’ bestselling paperback trade-fiction list since her first, Milk and Honey, came out in 2015.

The one poetry book outselling these two social-media poets on Amazon trades on derision toward them. Milk and Vine is a parody book by two college freshmen at Temple University, who collected quotes from “classic” Vines, the much-loved and now-dead video platform, to emulate and satirize the pseudo-profundity of the popular Insta-poets.

This post has been updated with comment from r.h. Sin.

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