American pop singer and songwriter Halsey on June 25 announced her debut poetry book titled I Would Leave Me If I Could. Her first collection of poetry will be published by Simon & Schuster and will be released on November 10 this year. It is already available for pre-order.
Halsey expressed on a tweet on June 25 that “I wrote a few thousand sentences but am somehow struggling to string together a single one to summarize how excited I am about this.”
I wrote a few thousand sentences but am somehow struggling to string together a single one to summarize how excited I am about this. “I Would Leave Me If I Could.”, my first collection of poetry, is available for pre-order now. https://t.co/HqIrJJ8joM pic.twitter.com/0ImCfVVNuI
— h (@halsey) June 25, 2020
Simon & Schuster said that the singer and songwriter bares her soul through her debut poetry collection.
“These autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power,” Simon & Schuster said in the book’s official synopsis.
The debut poetry collection’s publisher also added that “these poems delve into the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. She reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder. Masterful as it is raw, passionate, and profound, I Would Leave Me If I Could signals the arrival of an essential voice.”
“We were immediately captivated by her poems the way millions are by her music,” said Stephanie Frerich.
Frerich is the Executive Editor of Simon & Schuster; she has acquired North American, audio, and first serial rights from Ryan Harbage of The Fischer-Harbage Agency Inc. Halsey will also read the audio version of the collection. The executive editor said that “poetry infuses everything Halsey does — from music to painting and performing — so it’s hardly a surprise she’s so gifted with verse.
Will you pre-order I Would Leave Me If I Could? Let’s have a conversation about Halsey’s upcoming poetry collection at @Fuzzable on Twitter.