In big news for bodies keeping the score and also bibliotherapy, Simon & Schuster have announced the November 7 release of actor Megan Fox’s debut poetry collection, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous, with imprint Gallery Books. Per the press release:
“These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence. I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins. My freedom lives in these pages, and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness.” said Fox.
The chapbook collection will include “80+ poems”—seemingly a bargain at 30 cents per poem or less—showcasing Fox’s “wicked humor.”
“Turn the page, bite the apple, and sink your teeth into the most deliciously compelling and addictive books you’ll read all year,” goes the blurb.
Speaking of men, Fox is in a relationship with professional wordsmith Colson Baker, who goes by Machine Gun Kelly professionally, and the two sometimes engage in performative commentary on their bond, as a recent article in Harper’s Bazaar noted. When Fox posted an Instagram photo of herself “climbing a tree” in a green bikini, he wrote:
“If this is what a wild animal looks like, i’d let it maul me”
The pair previously divulged that they have exchanged blood vials.
I hope the book is healing!