Banks has revealed that she will be releasing a poetry book alongside her forthcoming album III.
In a new interview with Best Fit, Banks has shared some details about a poetry release coinciding with her forthcoming third album, "I’m releasing a poetry book! I’m just as excited about this poem book as the album! I’ve always been a songwriter, and therefore a poet, but now that I’ve embraced writing poetry, I’ve noticed that the area that my music comes from and the area that my poetry comes from both feed into the same funnel that helps me heal and function."
Comparing her songwriting to poetry, Banks told Best Fit, "Every song is about the graphic, gritty details of my life: resentment, guilt, love, lust, jealousy, missing my mom, whatever; it’s about little things, whereas my poetry comes more from this wisdom-voice – this more full-bodied, old wisewoman I’ve discovered that lives inside of me."
During the interview, Banks shared two poems, titled "Ode to the Grey Zone" and "The Jerk".