Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics

In November of 2004 Alicia released a book of poetry and lyrics. The book is titled “Tears for Water” and it contains the lyrics to the songs from both of her albums and poems she’s written throughout her life.

The book sold over US$500,000 and Keys made The New York Times bestseller list in 2005.

Hardcover: 179 pages
Publisher: Putnam (November 4, 2004)

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (November 1, 2005)

List of Poems

Golden Girl
P.O.W.
6:33 a.m.
Gold of Johannesburg
Lilly of the Valley
Beckoning Green
Damn You!
Mind Sex
Love in Chains
Unfulfilled Keys
Bus Ride Through a Prewinkle Sky
The Shore (You Sure?)
Constant Evolution of Going Nowhere
Love with a Shot of Distance
Cosmopolitan Woman
Still Water
Is It Insane?
In My Search For Heaven
Mr. Jealousy
Angel
No Room for Religion
Everywhere is Nowhere
Lady Malasuerte
Stolen Moments
4 Letter Word
When Gone Is the Glory

 

How Can I Keep from Singing? Transforming the Lives of African Children and Families Affected by AIDS

A deeply personal photographic story told by Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys as she journeys into the lives of the three million children affected by AIDS in Africa today. Keys, in association with Keep A Child Alive, present powerful, dignified photographs of families and children before and after they receive retroviral treatment, illustrating the transformative nature of medication.

Book Description

“People benefit from knowing that they can do something about it [AIDS pandemic], that agencies like Keep A Child Alive exist and do what their name promises.”-photographer Stephen Shames

A deeply personal photographic story told by Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys as she journeys into the lives of the three million children affected by AIDS in Africa today. Keys, in association with Keep A Child Alive, present powerful, dignified photographs of families and children before and after they receive retroviral treatment, illustrating the transformative nature of medication.

The lives of these children and hundreds more has been dramatically and positively impacted by treatment. There is much to do, but it begins with one life, and then another, and yet another. Alicia Keys and her colleagues tell the story and show us the way.

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Umbrage Editions (March 15, 2011)