Savannah Brown has announced the release of poetry collection Graffiti (and other poems).
Speaking with TenEighty, Savannah explains that she’s wanted to publish a book since she was a child.
“It’s been an absolute dream of mine for as long as I [can] remember,” she says. “When I was little, I would write these stories in book form to give to my teachers and the thought of it was just the coolest thing to me, so it just seemed that, after growing an audience of people who enjoy what I do, the next step naturally would be to take it a bit further and actually put it in print.”
Over the years, Savannah has been uploading videos to her YouTube channel, where she reads out her original work. The topics discussed often come from personal experience, something Savannah says the book will also feature:
“The little blurb for the back of the book actually says that it will cover things from ‘life, love, death (sometimes love and death), and moles’, but they cover a bunch of different topics sort of haphazardly thrown together.”
The poems will also cover mental illness, infatuation, growing up, anxiety, and vulnerability. “Basically, these poems document my life from ages 17 to 19,” she explains, “so every emotion you can imagine existing between those crucial years of you life exists in the book.”
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Alongside Savannah’s poetry, Graffiti (and other poems) will feature accompanying illustrations by artist Ed Stockham.
“Ed Stockham is so incredible,” says Savannah. “The illustrations he’s done for the book are genuinely the closest thing I can imagine to my words in image form. I trust his eye so much, so I essentially just sent him a bunch of poems and said, ‘Here, you can draw whatever you want for these’, and he sent them back, and they were somehow exactly what I had envisioned.”
Those wishing to pre-order Graffiti (and other poems) can do so for £9.99 by visiting Savannah’s Big Cartel page.