Poetry Books: Music in Writing

John K. Samson (2:48)

In this video, John K. Samson discusses his writing process and why he decided to publish a book of his lyrics. The book, Lyrics and Poems: 1997-2012, includes all of the lyrics to the Weakerthans' songs as well as for his solo album Provincial.

Tagged with: music, editing, creative process, poetry books.

John K. Samson is the singer and songwriter for The Weakerthans, an acclaimed rock band. John’s poetry and prose has appeared in Matrix Magazine, Geist, The Believer and Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he’s also the managing editor and co-founder of a small publishing house, ARP (Arbeiter Ring Publishing). His first solo album, Provincial, and book, Lyrics and Poems, 1997–2012, were released in January 2012.

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