Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers.
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.
The emotions drawn are raw and powerful. I could literally feel the words in these poems. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. They give the reader a lot to ponder, and a perspective perhaps not previously considered. Worth the read! – R. Wood
Rudy Francisco is a brilliant poet. He really has a way with words if you were to ask me. I have been into poetry since I was very young, reading and writing kopius amounts of it. Mr. Francisco writes very modern poetry, and knows how to reach out the the millennials… I would know being one myself. Would recommend for poetry lovers of all kinds. – Zachary Jimenez
Beautiful writer. The words this poet chooses grab you by the heart and throat. He is self deprecating which annoys me slightly. But of course, he is only human, just as his writing admits. I read one poem at a time every few days. I have favorites that speak to me. His work is magical. – IVJ