Halsey Is Releasing Her First Poetry Collection!
Halsey continues to prove that her energy and creativity are limitless with the announcement of her first poetry book, I Would Leave Me If I Could, hot on the heels of her third studio album, Manic.
Staying true to form, she launched a cryptic website in tandem with her announcement, showcasing original artwork for the book and providing links to pre-order. There is no more information on the site, but scrolling over the interactive design reveals a few hidden phrases (no spoilers!).
Although this is her first official collection, fans are already familiar with Halsey’s poetry; she performed spoken word pieces at both the Women’s March and Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit in 2018, touching on topics of sexual assault, mental illness, miscarriage, and being an “inconvenient woman”. She also used to post her poetry on her Tumblr, and although it’s been deactivated, archives and fan blogs have reposted her work so new fans can continue to enjoy.
The collection is being published by Simon & Schuster and will be released on November 10. It will retail at $24.99 and can currently be pre-ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Simon & Schuster, and Indiebound. Amazon indicates that an audiobook will also be available, which would be ideal -- there is no better way to consume a work than by the mouth of the artist themselves.
With this new project underway, Halsey keeps reminding us that she is a jack of all trades, and a master of each.