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Cantilevered Songs

Item Information
Item#: 9781897235669
Author/Colour Lent
Publisher/Brand Thistledown Press Ltd
On Hand 7


Physical Attributes
Pages: 80 Height: 8.25 in. Width: 6.84 in. Thickness: 0.22 in. Unit weight: 0.31 lb.

Main Description

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.

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.