Lyrics and Poems
1997 - 2012
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Arbeiter Ring Publishing
Often cited as one of the finest contemporary lyricists, singer, songwriter and poet John K. Samson captures the essential images of contemporary life. Whether on the streets of his beloved and bewildering hometown of Winnipeg, an outpost in Antarctica, or a room in an Edward Hopper painting, he finds whimsy and elegance in the everyday, beauty and sorrow in the overlooked.
This collection gathers together Samsonís writing, starting with his band The Weakerthansí 1997 debut album Fallow, through Left and Leaving, Reconstruction Site, and the award-winning Reunion Tour. It also features lyrics from Samsonís newly released solo album, Provincial, and selected poems.
John K. Samson is the singer and songwriter for the venerated indie rock outfit The Weakerthans, and his poetry and prose has appeared in Matrix Magazine, Geist, The Believer, and Post PrairieóAn Anthology of New Poetry. He lives in Winnipeg, where heís also the managing editor and co-founder of ARP.
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