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\"Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass\": Lana Del Rey intends to sell her self-published poetry book for only a dollar

"Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass": Lana Del Rey intends to sell her self-published poetry book for only a dollar

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Text: Aravin Sandran


Few things go better together than Lana Del Rey and poetry. After all, the American singer-songwriter has made her fame and fortune on an oeuvre of melancholic ballads that have soiled pillowcases the world over with tears of broken-hearted souls. Back in January, the singer teased the launch of her first ever poetry book while promoting her upcoming album, Norman F***ing Rockwell.

Tentatively titled Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, she began posting poems from the book on her Instagram starting with "Happy" (which isn't exactly happy-sounding) on 20 February. Last week, Del Rey surprisingly broke the news that the book will be self-published, though she could have easily garnered a pretty good deal from a top-notch publisher. On top of that, she gave a shout-out to "mom-and-pop SoCal/San Fran book stores", saying she'll drive out a couple of boxes to them once she's "done binding it in a few months". The best part though, when a fan asked how much the book will cost, she replied that each copy will sell for only a dollar (USD obviously), "because my thoughts are priceless".

While there's no official confirmation on the book's launch date, her album is set to drop on 29 March. Until then, check out some of the haikus she has dropped below. 

 

 

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