Lana Del Rey to Release Poetry Book
‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ will be available to readers and listeners later this month.
Lana Del Rey’s much anticipated poetry book “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass” is set to release later this month.
The physical freestyle poetry book will launch alongside an audiobook set to music. Del Rey’s intent in making the book was to raise awareness and funds for the Navajo Water Project. In an Instagram video released back in December, Del Rey said her collaboration with the indigenous-led organization is the result of self-reflection.
“I had wanted to do it because in doing my own work on connecting to my own family lineage, I was encouraged to try and connect to the country’s lineage,” Del Rey said.
Half of the poetry and audio book’s proceeds will go towards aiding Native Americans. The Navajo Water Project serves hundreds of indigenous families across three states: New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Started in 2014, the organization brings clean drinking water to families that do not have access to running cold or hot water.
“Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass” serves as a slight deviation from De Rey’s typical projects. Her previous album “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” released last year, marked the singer’s sixth studio produced album.
Rolling Stone reported two new projects by Del Rey including a second poetry book “Behind the Iron Gates – Insights From an Institution” as well as a fall album “Chemtrails over the Country Club.”
Del Rey’s audiobook will arrive July 28th and the hardcover edition, along with an ebook, will be on shelves September 29th. The poems will also be available to listen on a CD and vinyl October 2nd.
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Dates for the release of the audiobook and the physical book tomorrow! Also you should know about – Navajo Water Project www.navajowaterproject.org 1 in 3 Navajo still don’t have a sink or a toilet. That means 1/3 of Navajo families haul water home every day. They pay 67 x more for the water they haul vs. piped water. Access to running water has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 crisis. In May, the infection rate in the Navajo Nation — at roughly 2,500 per 100,000 residents — surpassed that of New York. The Navajo Water Project brings clean, hot and cold running water to families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.The installation of a water and solar system takes just 24 hours from start to finish. The Navajo Water Project has a fundraising target of $1,035,000 for 2020 to bring running water and solar power to 230 families. and we plan on fulfilling that target in the next 4 weeks to bring it up to their million dollar mark, and we’ll be traveling throughout New Mexico Arizona and Utah to say hello and make sure it gets done. The Navajo Water Project is Indigenous-led, and registered as an official enterprise on the Navajo Nation. Their work creates meaningful, high-paying jobs, many with benefits like 100% employer-paid health coverage.