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James Franco to publish poetry collection in 2014

James Franco, he of leading roles in Milk, 127 Hours, Pineapple Express, and Spider-Man 3, has penned an agreement to publish a book of poetry in April 2014.

books Updated: Dec 19, 2012 12:19 IST

James Franco, he of leading roles in Milk, 127 Hours, Pineapple Express, and Spider-Man 3, has penned an agreement to publish a book of poetry in April 2014.


The actor is an MFA graduate from both Columbia University and Warren Wilson College, having studied writing and poetry at a number of other East Coast institutions.

The collection's title, Directing Herbert White, refers to a 2010 short written and directed by Franco, based as it was on a poem by Frank Bidart.

Franco's debut novel, Palo Alto: Stories, was published in 2010. November 2012 saw the relase of Strongest of the Litter, a pocketbook of poetry.