Saturday, March 3, 2018

Report: A book of Lou Reed's unpublished poetry set for April release

In case you missed this news (via Pitchfork and The Guardian)... on what would have been Lou Reed's 76th birthday yesterday, Anthology Editions announced a new book of his unreleased poetry.

Per Anthology:

In August of 1970, a 28-year-old Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground, moved home to Long Island, New York, and embarked on a fascinating alternate creative path: poetry. "Do Angels Need Haircuts?" is an extraordinary snapshot of this turning point in Reed’s career.

Gathering poems, photographs and ephemera from this era (including previously unreleased audio of the 1971 St. Mark’s Church reading), and featuring a new foreword by Anne Waldman and an afterword by Laurie Anderson, this book provides a window to a little-known chapter in the life of one of the most singular and uncompromising voices in American popular culture.

The book is due out next month.

1 comment:

JQ LLC said...

Too bad Lou's body couldn't last a little longer to see what this city is becoming. It would have been nice if he did a sequel to his masterpiece New York album. This book will do just fine.