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Poet James Franco Sells Debut Book of Poetry

Actor James Franco attends the 'Dream & Tar' Premiere during the 7th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Publishers Weekly reports that James Franco has sold his debut collection of poetry to Graywolf Press. Entitled Directing Herbert White, the book is set to be released in April 2014. "Herbert White" is the name of a short film Franco wrote and directed based on a poem by Frank Bidart. This will be Franco's third book, after his short-story collection, Palo Alto, and his poetry chapbook, Strongest of the Litter. We have an exclusive on one of his poems: 

Roses are red
Violets are blue
You think I've done everything
Then I find something new

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