Forever words : the unknown poems

by Cash, Johnny,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 782.421642 Cas
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  782.421642 Cas
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 782.42 CAS
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  782.42 CAS
Robinson Library Non-Fiction 782.42 CASH
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  782.42 CASH
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 781.642 CAS 2016
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  781.642 CAS 2016
These never-before-published poems by Johnny Cash make the perfect gifts for music lovers and fans alike. Edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with a foreword by John Carter Cash, this poetry collection is illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash's own handwritten pages. Now an album with music by Rosanne Cash, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis Costello, and more.

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Johnny Cash left behind quite a trove of writings, his son John Carter Cash reveals, and from it this selection of song lyrics, both apparently finished and probably incomplete, has been drawn. Introducing them, editor Muldoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, touches the right bases for appreciating both them and the recorded balance of Cash's legacy. Those touchstones are the Scottish border ballads and Scots-Irish traditional song in general, the King James Bible, the cowboy song (especially, its humor and exaggeration), and the assurance of Christian faith; and Muldoon adduces the evidence of those influences directly from pieces in this book. He also argues the timelessness of Cash's lyrics, their sense of immortality and inevitability, the impression they make that they tell of things that have always been precisely as these lines and rhymes and rhythms express them. Fortunately, reading any one these songs-sans-music bears Muldoon out. Gratifyingly, several can be read twice, once in typeface and again in facsimiles of the notebook and memo sheets on which Cash wrote them.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Country music -- Texts.
Country lyrics.
Publisher New York :Blue Rider Press,2016
Other Titles Lyrics.
Contributors Muldoon, Paul, editor.
Language English
Description 132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780399575136
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