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Halsey releasing book of original poetry, 'I Would Leave Me If I Could'

Simon & Schuster

We’ve gotten a taste of Halsey’s poetry in the lyrics to her songs, but now we’ll be getting a whole book of her poems.

Simon & Schuster announced it will be publishing the singer’s debut collection of poetry, called I Would Leave Me If I Could, on November 10, 2020.

The autobiographical poems will tackle subjects including doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, mental illness and feminism.

“I wrote a few thousand sentences but am somehow struggling to string together a single one to summarize how excited I am about this,” Halsey tweeted. “‘I Would Leave Me If I Could,’ my first collection of poetry, is available for pre-order now.”

“Poetry infuses everything Halsey does—from music to painting and performing—so it’s hardly a surprise she’s so gifted with verse,” Stephanie Frerich, Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster, says in a statement. “We were immediately captivated by her poems the way millions are by her music.”

The book’s cover art features Halsey’s original painting, “American Woman.” Halsey will also voice the audio book.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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