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Publisher's Summary

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new audiences. 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. 

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Rudy Francisco (P)2019 Button Publishing Inc

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Amazing book!

I've been a fan of Rudy Fransisco since I discovered him on Button Poetry. I'm so glad that this came out as an audio book... and that he's narrating!

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captivating

I am not a poetry person. Saw him on Jimmy Fallon. Had to have Helium.

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Burst The Balloon.

Not an awful book, if you like angry poetry. Very politically based and vent oriented. Nothing inspiring or stirring. I’m all for hearing about someone’s cultural experience.. but it sounds like whining man... Then again, as he says... “I am Leo.” It’s going to be overdramatized.

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I can repeat listen to this, Its very calming

I can repeat listen to this, it is very calming. this work is very good and deep thought-provoking

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JUST WOW!

Rudy is my favorite poet in the world and being able to hear him perform these poems is just unreal. I grew up in San Diego and would go to the poetry lounge every week to hear Rudy and the rest of the incredible San Diego poets. This book brought back so many memories.

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Love Rudy

I’ve loved Rudy and his poems since about 2014, 15 i think. The flow, the emotion, the way he captivates his audience. He actually makes me a better writer and performer. I love this book and will keep it in my library and also purchase a physical copy in hopes that my brother Rudy will sign it one day 💯🥂

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Favorite poet ever

I've listened to it 3 times since buying it, all in the same day; today. So excited to get his new book, & I hope it gets to make it on here too.

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I loved every minute of this...

Rudy Francisco's evocative poems left me wishing this book was twice as long, I wasn't ready for it to end!

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A moment of reflection.

Found this gem while scrolling on and on. It fulfilled the moment and I just had to read it. Rudy Francisco, is so powerful and just so real. Great read! #rightmood

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A timeless poet

I’ve loved Rudy Fransisco for years, this book solidified that love. His narration lets you hear the passion in his words.