Helium - Rudy Francisco


By Rudy Francisco

  • Release Date: 2017-11-10
  • Genre: Poetry
5 Score: 5 (From 122 Ratings)


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.


  • Absolutely in Love

    By Kennedi🌺🌊
    This book, these words, these poems. Are each so beautifully written. Rudy Francisco is one of a kind. The poems are each unique and written very well. The emotions radiate off of the page. This is beautiful.
  • Amazing!

    By Spikes Lou
    The accuracy and relatability in this book is almost like it’s trying to explain my own personal thoughts and even for those who cannot relate, it’s still an amazing read into an everyday person.
  • Raw, powerful, beautiful

    By katiestratton
    I fell in love listening to Rudy’s spoken word. His delivery and the passion in which he spoke. This book definitely lived up to my expectations. He writes with such honesty, raw emotion, and has such beautiful insight. Honestly there are times where I would read lines and they absolutely hit my heart and I thought, “how did this man dig out exactly what I was feeling and put it in front of me?!” And even reading on topics that you may not relate to as far as personal experience; they are written with such detail passion and flow that it allows you even the briefest glimpse into an experience or feeling that you may not have otherwise had the opportunity to ever experience and that is such a beautiful thing and a rare talent. I loved every bit of his book. And if he ever comes out reciting a book on audio I would buy in a heartbeat as should any fan, because hearing Rudy recite his work literally can take your breath away.
  • Powerful, heartfelt - loved it

    By katiestratton
    You’ll read a line that will hit you right in the heart you’ll wonder how he got into your head; have I met this man? And even the experiences you haven’t shared are written with such passion that they hit you just as hard and open your eyes to an experience you never even had and provide you with even a glimpse into a world or emotion you wouldn’t have otherwise felt. I could listen to his spoken word over and over and his book did not disappoint. Loved it
  • 5 pages

    By kylieschae33
    5 pages is all my heart took to engulf it ❤️
  • Must read

    By ATG041115
    A must read
  • Amazing

    By BlackGivenchy
  • Amazing.

    By scsgrrly
    Love the imagery Rudy uses to pull your heartstrings on real life struggles and strengths. Thank you Jesus for blessing my brother with such words to inspire many.