|Publisher/Brand||Thistledown Press Ltd|
John Lent celebrates the urban and natural landscapes of southern British Columbia in a series of jazzinspired meditations sung in a laidback, 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.
InCantilevered Songs, Lent stresses the typically unstressed #151; the throwaway moments during walks and hikes #151; 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.