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Helium (2017, original release: 2017)
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MarketplaceMARKETPLACE/811.6/FRANCISCO,RDue 06-26-18
Published: Minneapolis, MN : Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press , [2017] ©2017
Description:  95 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781943735198, 1943735190,
Language:  English


Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty -- Provided by publisher



Water -- Good morning -- Ouch -- Page -- Drive -- Horizon -- Instructions -- My honest poem -- Machine -- Correctly -- 12 am -- Sip -- Petal -- To the girl who works at Starbucks... -- Alternatives to "Bae" -- If I was a love poet -- Again -- Sinking -- When people ask how I'm doing -- Mess -- Vanish -- Why did you leave? -- Scars -- Museum -- To the random dude... -- Haunted -- How did you lose her? -- Chameleon -- Windows and mirrors -- Lopsided -- To you -- To him -- And then after -- Waves -- Skin II -- Adrenaline rush -- Accent -- 98 -- Meal -- Margin -- Liberty -- To the man standing on the corner... -- Brother -- Sister -- Rifle II -- Simeona -- In the voice of hip hop -- I bet the trees are thinking -- Roulette -- Mercy -- Forgiveness -- Capacity -- Strength -- Cookout -- Welcome -- Silence -- Complainers -- Yes

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Impressed by author/poet Rudy Francisco when I recently saw him perform on a television talk show, I immediately sought out a print edition of his work. At only 95 pages long, Helium exhibits a lot of impact in a spare amount of words. It is an observation of life, of what he sees around him and of what he has personally experienced. Some topics are painful, some are humorous, some I can relate to, and some I gained insight into a different perspective. Helium is a showcase of words and language.

I recommend this title for those who like poetry and may be looking for a new voice or for someone who might like to try reading poetry again with a smaller work in honor of National Poetry Month. I look forward to seeing and reading more of his work.
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