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Nick Cannon to release children’s poetry book

Nick Cannon to release children’s poetry book

NICK CANNON: Adding poet to his resumé. Photo: Associated Press

Nick Cannon is set to release an illustrated children’s poetry book next year.

“Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems” will hit store shelves in March and will feature a range of funny, heartwarming and serious poems written by the “America’s Got Talent” host, who recently split from his wife Mariah Carey.

The book will also include illustrations from Cannon and street artists and will combine his love of hip-hop music and poetry.

He says, “Writing is at the center of everything I do as an artist. Doing creative writing – especially writing poetry – is when I felt the calmest and freest. As a kid, it was my escape from the inner-city pitfalls.

“The first important writer in my life was (poet) Shel Silverstein – he made me fall in love with writing and seeing his whimsical sketches got me interested in art. When I was eight years old, I got a spiral notebook and wrote my first poem/rap.

“I filled that notebook with poems, rhymes, jokes, and witty stories. I still keep one to this day. I hope that poems in Neon Aliens will help inspire kids to want to get out a pen and paper to write or draw their own thoughts, rhymes, and stories.”

In addition to the poetry book, Cannon will also release a holiday children’s book, titled “Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas,” which was co-written by his estranged wife Mariah Carey, in November.

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