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.
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:||Thistledown Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.84(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.22(d)|
About the Author
John Lent has been publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction nationally and internationally for the past thirty years. His work has appeared in various literary journals including Matrix, This Magazine, Grain, and The Malahat Review.