FOREVER WORDS: THE UNKNOWN POEMS
Written by Johnny Cash and Edited by Paul Muldoon
2016; 144 Pages (Blue Rider Press)
Genre: poetry, songwriter, nonfiction
(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY)
Since I was a kid I have been listening to Johnny Cash via my dad. It wasn’t until I saw the movie Walk the Line that I came to appreciate Cash’s talent. He wasn’t only a singer and entertainer but a creative artist. He wrote many of his songs which always sound like poetry and most have a message. I was excited to see that there were publishing a collection of poetry written by Cash. The poems were written from 1950s to 2003 (his death). I liked this collection, and there were a few poems that I loved, but a big chunk of the book is his son’s preface and Muldoon’s introduction. I would recommend this book to fans of Johnny Cash’s songwriting and words.