Cantilevered Songs

Cantilevered Songs


Book - 2009
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John Lent celebrates the urban and natural landscapes of southern British Columbia in a series of jazz-inspired meditations sung in a laid-back, conversational style.

In order to get the music he wants, Lent plays with the visual architecture of his poems, making them mirror what the poems see: those crazy mysteries and back beat moments when you catch a big and strange idea sideways and then it disappears, leaving you feeling triumphant for no reason.

In Cantilevered Songs , Lent stresses the typically unstressed -- the throwaway moments during walks and hikes -- and holds these recollections up to a light that is prismed by experience. Gazing from these various angles, Lent takes his own advice: "Play that song. Play it again. Now, improvise ", and the poems become song.

Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781897235669
Branch Call Number: 819. 1 LEN
Characteristics: 69 p. ; 22 cm.


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