Lili Reinhart
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Lili Reinhart is opening up to those who buy her upcoming book of poetry, Swimming Lessons. 

The actor is notoriously private, but has talked about her struggles with mental health and dealing with fame. Supposedly, these short poems will provide an even deeper dive into the Riverdale star's mind. Her latest project comes after appearing in Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez and being cast in a new Amazon film, Chemical Hearts.

Reinhart already showed off a little piece of her writing abilities in an adorable poem she sent on IG to her boyfriend, Cole Sprouse, on his birthday. Plus, she regularly posts poems on her Tumblr page too. 

The actor announced her new book is coming out on May 5, 2020.

Fans will have to wait some time for the poems to arrive, but it's available to pre-order now. If you just can't wait to read her work, Reinhart's Tumblr page is filled with poetry about love, fame, and loss. It's possible that these will be featured in the book, so it's a nice teaser for what's to come. 

"One year ago, I decided I wanted to share my poetry with the world. It’s scary to reveal a part of myself that I don’t often show, but I like to consider this book as more of a story rather than a confession of thought," she captioned her Instagram announcement.

"Strangers, songs, films, fictional characters, love in various forms, and of course my own experiences were my inspiration throughout the creation of Swimming Lessons. This book means a lot to me, and I’m very grateful to be in the position to finally share it."

Reinhart showed off her skills in a sweet love poem to Cole Sprouse — but that was just the beginning. 

According to the book's description on the pre-order site, some of the poems will talk about dealing with "young love" and that could only mean Cole Sprouse. On his birthday, she wrote a few words dedicated to him. 

"I tried to find a poem that I could send to you. Because my words were failing me. But I searched and found nothing that did you justice. All of these love poems can’t get it right. No one else’s words could ever fit. They haven’t known the fortune it is to love you. -sappy nighttime birthday poem for @colesprouse"

There's a poem dedicated to Luke Perry in the collection, and it's already on her Tumblr. 

At least one poem dedicated to the late Riverdale actor is featured on her Tumblr, but there could be more to come in the collection. Part of it reads, "We always expect the earth to stand still. For the universe to grieve the loved ones we have lost, along with us. But it keeps moving." 

Reinhart has been open with her mental health struggles, and these poems are a deeper dive into how she copes. 

In an interview with Variety, Reinhart discussed being open and honest about issues that have only been talked about behind closed doors for so long. 

"I’ve always been aware of depression, anxiety, and body dysmorphia, because it’s something I’ve lived with for a while. But being exposed to this industry and so many more people from all around the world, I’m really seeing how closed off people are from talking about it, so it’s been a process of learning that what I’m doing is actually helping," she said. 

Now Swimming Lessons will reach a whole new audience, too. Her poems have a lot to do with her mental health journey. The book's description reads, "The debut collection of poetry from actress and advocate Lili Reinhart, Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion."

Plus, she has written about her overall struggle with fame. 

When rumors spread about her relationship with Cole Sprouse and whether the two had broken up, she was livid. The couple shared their W magazine covers with scathing captions making fun of the people who talked about them. "BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know [redacted]," Reinhart wrote. 

Fans will now get to see a more vulnerable side of the star as she writes about "battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame."