Archive | August, 2018

Helium — Rudy Francisco

28 Aug

Publisher: Button Poetry
Released: November 28th,  2017
Genre: Poetry
Source: ARC from Netgalley


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.

From Goodreads


I have to thank Button Poetry for reintroducing me to poetry. I have discovered all of my current favorite poets through them. If you like spoken word poetry that hits hard, you HAVE to check them out.

Ah, this collection. OMG ALL THE FEELZ. It’s hard to put into words what I loved about this collection or even how it made me feel, and I think that’s the thing that I loved about it the most. I just really connected with the feeling of the poems and please don’t ask me for my favorite, because I would be hard pressed to choose.

I connected so much with his poems and found myself nodding and smiling, or nodding and crying depending on the poem. There is just something about hearing someone put into beautiful words exactly how I feel. It makes me feel both understood and not alone. And hopeful. OMG the hopefullness in his words.

If you already love poetry then you will loved this collection. If you think poetry isn’t your thing? I think you will still fall in love with Rudy’s words.