Ah, youth! It is glorious, fun and seemingly there forever. The flipside, though, are thoughts and feelings we sometimes don’t want anyone to know. Halsey manages to balance the tactile, sensuous, visceral and cerebral in her book of poetry, telling us the whole way that she understands.
Grammy Award–nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could, she reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.
In this debut collection, Halsey bares her soul. Bringing the same artistry found in her lyrics, Halsey’s poems delve into the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. More hand grenades than confessions, these autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power.
Masterful as it is raw, passionate, and profound, I Would Leave Me If I Could signals the arrival of an essential voice.
Book cover painting, American Woman, by the author.
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
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