Forever Words: Rapid Review

32810456.jpgFOREVER 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)

RATING: ★★★

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.

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