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Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Author: Johnny Cash; Paul Muldoon (Editor, Introduction by); John Carter Cash (Foreword by)
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A collection of never-before-published poems by Johnny Cash, edited and introduced by Pulitzer-prize winning poet Paul Muldoon with a foreword by John Carter Cash. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash's own handwritten pages.

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash was an icon in the music world. In this collection of poems and song lyrics that have never been published before, we see the world through his eyes and view his reflection on his own interior reality, his frailties and his strengths alike. In his hallmark voice, he pens verses about love, pain, freedom, and mortality, and expresses insights on culture, his family, his fame, even Christmas. Forever Words confirms Johnny Cash as a brilliant and singular American literary figure. His music is a part of our collective history, and here the depth of his artistry and talent become even more evident.

The greatest of the greats then and now . . . If we want to know what it means to be mortal, we need look no further than the Man in Black -- BOB DYLAN Unmistakably personal . . . Strikingly evocative * * New York Times * * A rich collection . . . Fresh and genuine * * Rolling Stone * * His influence spread over many generations. I loved him as a singer and writer -- MICK JAGGER I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash -- NICK CAVE He's always there, the tallest figure in the circle of integrity, the deepest voice when night comes down, and the bravest take on sanity in the midst of wild confusion -- LEONARD COHEN
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General Fields

  • : 9781786891969
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : February 2018
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Johnny Cash; Paul Muldoon (Editor, Introduction by); John Carter Cash (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : 144