Helium by Rudy Francisco Book Review


Author: Rudy Francisco

Released: November 28, 2017 by Button Poetry

Length: 96 pages

Edition: paperback

Genre: Poetry

Acquired: purchased

Rating: 5/5

“I am learning that the difference between a garden and a graveyard is only what 
you choose to put in the ground.” 

Rudy Francisco has that rare grasp on words. He knows how to wield those he uses into powerful forces of nature. His metaphors never fail to leave the reader amazed and in awe. was in awe as I read poem after poem of his in one sitting. It was hard not to. They are so captivating. He truly writes from the heart. He uses all his pent up emotions and leaves it all out there.

In his poems, Francisco covers a range of topics from loss, heartache, homophobia, and racism. He writes with such conviction. His love poems are not just love poems. They are odes to art forms that have since died. To beauty we overlook. They are the praises we never say. I loved this collection. There was something so raw and fresh about his poems. He is honest and unfiltered.

I can’t recommend him enough. I really can’t. If you haven’t watched him on YouTube yet, you should. The emotions he conveys while he reads, is the same found in his poems. His authenticity is astounding. Go check him out. You won’t regret it.


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