Add ‘published poet’ to the long list of Kelsea Ballerini’s accomplishments.
The country star has announced plans to release her first-ever collection of poems, called Feel Your Way Through, which will be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, in November.
Intimate and candid, the new book of poetry finds Kelsea navigating her way through youth and into womanhood.
“I’ve realized that some feelings can’t be turned into a song, so I’ve started writing poems,” she explains. “Just like my songs, they talk about what it’s like to be twenty-something trying to navigate a wildly beautiful and broken world.”
That’s a theme Kelsea has often addressed in her music: Her song “homecoming queen?” shares a particularly poignant story of embracing imperfections, both in herself and and in the world around her.
An audio version of Feel Your Way Through will simultaneously be released by Penguin Random House Audio. It’s not clear if Kelsea will voice the audio for the book. However, the singer did paint the book’s jacket image.
Feel Your Way Through will be out in hardcover on November 16.
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