These poets have poured their hearts and souls into their work, and the results are a mixture of love and hate.
There’s nothing quite like the wild and wacky world of celebrity poetry. These books may have been written by famous faces, but they’re not typical Hollywood. These poets have poured their hearts and souls into their work, and the results are a mixture of love and hate.
From the romantic musings of a pop star to the dark, brooding verses of a movie icon, these books will take you on a journey through the minds of the rich and famous. So grab a cup of tea, relax in your favorite chair, and get ready for some serious poetry with a celebrity twist! You’ll love it or hate it, but one thing’s for sure: you won’t be able to put those pounds down.
8 Straight James / Gay James by James Franco
If you are looking for true, authentic and touching poetry, stay far, far away from Straight James / Gay James by James Franco. However, if you are looking for a comedy, this is it! The poetry world took this piece a bit too seriously. While the poetry itself is pretty awful, it’s more than likely meant to be.
But let’s not forget that James Franco is definitely capable of writing successful plays. The actor has a doctorate. in English from Yale. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he could write a good book of poetry if he wanted to. But that wasn’t his goal with Straight James / Gay James. Even the cover is comical, as it’s a photo of the actor with tattoos all over his face and neck.
7 The Life of a Budding Mogul: Mental Disarray by Bella Thorne
This one you’ll want to throw in the trash. The Life of an Aspiring Tycoon: Mental Disarray by Bella Thorne is filled with spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes. The title itself is a bit much. All of Bella Thorne’s past controversy won’t stop readers from picking up the book from a bookstore shelf and handing it over instantly after glancing at a few lines.
6 Flashing with fists by Billy Corgan
Flashing with fists by Billy Corgan dives into love and loss using a melancholy tone, something he is exceptional at. The Smash pumpkins singer has proven that his poetry is just as impactful as his song lyrics. Flashing with fists received mixed reviews from the poetry community, but of all the works written by celebrities, we’d say it’s one of the best.
5 Swimming lessons by Lili Reinhart
Sometimes it’s obvious when publishers are eager to release something to the world in order to cash in on the person writing it. swimming lessons is a perfect example. Lili Reinhart’s poetry lacks structure and originality. But if you try to search for something positive about swimming lessonsthere’s probably a bunch of teenage girls that really resonated with the Riverdale actress. So depending on where you are in your life, this book could be the best thing ever, or it could be another book you should wait to buy.
4 I’d Leave Me If I Could by Halsey
It’s no secret that Halsey writes great lyrics, but when it comes to poetry, the singer needs practice or a better editor. Halsey finds herself repeating the same images over and over throughout the book and at times the singer comes across as a bit basic. Even though I would leave if I could could have been better, it is by far one of the best books of poetry compared to other works written by popular stars. That being said, if you like Halsey, you’ll probably really enjoy this book.
3 The Rose That Sprouted From Concrete by Tupac
There’s a reason Tupac is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. The man knew how to write. His book of poetry, The rose that grew from the concrete blows every other celebrity-written poetry book out of the park. It is said that Tupac enjoyed reading Shakespeare, Charles Lewis and other great writers, and it shows in his personal work. Her poetry book is not the one you will throw in the trash or the one you will love. This is a book you will keep forever in your collection. The rose that grew from the concrete is filled with raw emotion that readers can’t get enough of.
2 Useless Magic by Florence Welch
Florence Welch’s lyrics for her band Florence and the machine are incredibly poetic, so it’s no surprise that she’s a great poet. useless magic proves that the singer can write. There hasn’t been a negative review of Florence Welch’s poetry book yet and second readers open the book, we understand why. This book is definitely worth reading.
1 Tears for Water by Alicia Keys
Sometimes it is obvious that the author of a piece of poetry does not read the poetry himself. And this is the case with Tears for water.
Part of what makes poetry so beautiful is that each piece can mean something different to each person. It is intended to be analytical and stimulating. However, Alicia Keys doesn’t leave much room for interpretation in tears for water. If you want super simple poetry, then tears for water is perfect for you. However, if you are a poetry lover, don’t bother picking up this book. Which makes tears for water even more boring than being too easy to understand? Alicia Keys explains after each poem. A general rule in the world of poetry: explaining yourself is useless. Don’t.