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Helium
Helium | Rudy Francisco
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.
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GabyAllred
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😍😍😍

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GabyAllred
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“If I was a love poet” read along with “To The Girl That Works In Starbucks...” it all makes sense together! The way he words his poetry to express his feeling in a deeper yet subtle way is beautiful. Big fan of his live performances and reading along with these poems in the book!

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DimeryRene
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.. all I see in an ocean 🌊

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Michollio
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This is a great book of poetry that I stumbled across in my roommate's collection. He's a local author, too. I really enjoyed these poems.

#BookishBingo: Borrowed from a friend

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1. They‘re pretending to be sweet
2. Poems from Helium, by Rudy Francisco
3. Art festival
4. Overcast and cool
5. No clue!

#friYayintro @howjessreads

Erofan They are super sweet 😻😻 10mo
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I also like the opening line of Francisco‘s poem Good Morning:

“Get out of bed / The day has been / Asking about you.”

#RudyFrancisco #poetry #poetrymatters

cobwebmoth Love this! 10mo
Angitron Wow! This is great! 10mo
Severnmeadows I love this! 10mo
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niha923
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annahenke
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I needed this book today. Not all of the poems spoke to me, but most did. This excerpt, from a poem entitled Complainers, especially touched me.

I am in a very difficult situation right now and needed to hear this today. ❤️

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
squirrelbrain We‘re here for you, if we can help ❤️ 11mo
megnews I read this today too and it really spoke to me as well. 11mo
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Rudis Hugs and warm thoughts for you ❤️ 11mo
Branwen We're here for you, friend 💕 Hope things get better soon 11mo
EyesOnly34 Hope things get better! 11mo
CaitlinR This is a wonderful description of what I do the darkness hovers ... I put my hand on my heart and feel my pulse. I‘m there! 11mo
Heretherebedragons I'm sorry to hear you're going through a tough situation right now @annahenke. We're here for you and glad you're here too 💙 11mo
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So good. I‘ve listened to Rudy Francisco on Button Poetry for awhile. So glad I read this. Would recommend to everyone.

Book 97/165 3/17/19

#poetry

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megnews
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From “Adrenaline Rush”

Wow. Soaring through this collection. Each page better and better.

#poetry

gradcat 👍 11mo
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LoverofLit
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Whenever I fall in love with a book of poetry, I always tell myself I'm going to go slowly and savor it but inevitably I gobble it up and this particular set of poems was delicious. Varying from light and lovely to dark touchstones of modern day, this was an amazing read and I'm so glad I bought it and get to keep it for myself. Highly recommend.

jpmcwisemorgan But with poetry you can go back and re-read and get more from it and take more time to reflect. I mean, you can do that with any book but a poem takes less time to read than even a chapter of most books so you have more time to ponder it! 11mo
LoverofLit @jpmcwisemorgan Very true and I love going back and doing re-reads of my favorites but there's always a little bit of sadness that I'll never be able to read it for the first time again. Silly, I know. Especially when there are so many books out there still to read! 😊 11mo
jpmcwisemorgan @LoverofLit I know but sometimes I can‘t help reading something again. I feel a little guilty sometimes re-reading something when I have so many other books to read. 11mo
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"Being black in America is knowing there's a thin line between a traffic stop and the cemetery."

CareBear 💔 11mo
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LoverofLit
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Be kind to yourself 💕

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LoverofLit
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Coconut cupcake and coffee for breakfast? Yes please! I've had this book of poetry on my list to read ever since I saw Rudy Francisco do a live reading of one of his entries and was blown away. Link below 👇
https://youtu.be/1E3Wr2AoEho

CoffeeNBooks That cupcake looks so good! 11mo
kspenmoll Yum yum yum! 11mo
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lis_s
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I am learning that this body is not a shotgun.
I am learning that this body is not a pistol.
I am learning that a man is not defined by what he can destroy.

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Small book of poetry I‘m reading

Eggs Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎊🎂 11mo
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amma-keep-reading
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Read all of his books. Watch all of his YouTube videos. Buy tickets to all of his shows. That's how amazing he is!

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So amazing. The words are beautifully put together. Everyone should read this!

Liatrek That is beautiful 😊 adding to my TBR 2y
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jouleian
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"...the heart is the same size as the fist, but we keep forgetting they don't have the same functions."

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jouleian
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This chat book speaks to me on levels that make my chest hurt. The poetic honesty, the relatability, and I'm well aware that that's how poetry works. BUT there is something so obscenely human and identifiable with him and his work, at least for me. Especially since he doesn't trip you up with overly romanticized store bought words.

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Cathythoughts Beautiful 2y
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litznbooks
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Museum
No one ever asks a museum
if it‘s doing okay.
So when you choose to spill like this,
bleed like this, cry like this,
your pain becomes an exhibit.
You hang your trauma on the wall,
ask patrons not to touch, but only
half of them respect the signs.
When you choose to be a poet,
you become a place that people walk through
and then leave when they are ready.

Bookishthoughts Wow. I never thought of it that way👏 2y
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I purchased this book for one poem, then read the rest just for the heck of it. There isn‘t a single poem in this book that I wasn‘t in love with. I kept waiting for the weaker poems tucked into the center of the chapbook and they never came. Cover to cover this is phenomenal. These poems talk about love without being cliche, human experience without being extravagant, and race without being angry.

#poetry #rudyfrancisco

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thebookishpoet
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Incredibly powerfully poetry collection about race, love, identity, and hope. Rudy‘s poems were authentic, coming from a place of real pain. I felt everything with his words.

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Robothugs
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I found his poetry through watching spoken word and the beauty of his words are equal in print. If you like spoken word I‘d highly recommend checking him out (you can find him on YouTube). For other great poets, check out Button Poetry‘s channel. 🙌🏻

Carolyn11215 Just subscribed to Button Poetry channel. Thanks for recommending it!! 2y
Robothugs @Carolyn11215 You‘re very welcome! So many good poets out there that you‘ll discover through them! 2y
OrangeMooseReads I love Poetry Button. I‘ve read good things about this one I need to pick it up when my buying ban is over. They have an Instagram as well. 2y
Robothugs @Carolyn11215 @OrangeMooseReads has pointed out that they also have an Instagram!! I love Button Poetry as well. I have come to find so many of favorite poets due to them. Definitely pick this one up! (edited) 2y
Carolyn11215 @Robothugs @OrangeMooseReads I‘m now following them on Instagram as well. Thank you both! I love spoken word/poetry slams and miss going to them now that I‘m not in NYC anymore. Have to see if there‘s someplace in Santa Fe that hosts poetry slams etc. 2y
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sakeriver
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Wow

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Beth.La
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"I'm learning/ that I don't always/ have to make noise/ to be seen,/ that even my silence/ has a spine, a rumble/and says, I'm here/ in it's native tongue." -Silence

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Holy shit

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sakeriver
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Starting two books in one day is not usual for me but I think I‘m up to it.

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LibrarianErn
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I've got a hamper of really loud mistakes
and a graveyard in my closet.
I'm afraid if I let you see my skeletons,

you'll grind the bones into powder
and get high on my fault lines.

#poetry #RudyFrancisco #buttonpoetry #feels #inspiring #writing

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First up for Litsy Party of One, Helium, a poetry collection by Rudy Francisco 🎈
#litsypartyofone #pocauthor #netgalley #helium #poetrychallenge2018

Natasha.C.Barnes Whooohoooo! The challenges unite. 😄 2y
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Rudy writes about tale as old as time topics but in such a refreshing way! I️ loved his hopeful and humorous poems, but even more I loved his poems of love lost. He also touches on many current subjects such as racism and masculinity. Thoroughly enjoyed this collection.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#netgalley #poetry

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Onioons That's beautiful! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My sentiments exactly 2y
Wbabdullah Wow thank you! 2y
minkyb Love this. 2y
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Wife 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I love this book! Thank you, #NetGalley for this ARC. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Leftcoastzen That is wonderful! 2y
Texreader Gorgeous 2y
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