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Lou's lost poetry

Post by bradski » 02 Mar 2018 14:06

Lou's lost poetry from 1970 to be published:

"A collection of the songwriter’s previously unseen poems will be published later this year, along with recordings of him performing them at St Mark’s Church, New York, in 1971 (with Allen Ginsberg in the audience).
The book, entitled Do Angels Need Haircuts? and published in April, will also feature an afterword by his widow Laurie Anderson, as well as Reed’s own introductions to the poems.
Of the 12 poems and short stories in the collection, only three have been published before, one as a Velvet Underground song and two in small-press poetry zines...... "

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/ ... -published
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by bleach » 02 Mar 2018 16:53

Just about to post this..i liked the sample of Lou's poetry reading at St Mark's from 1971 - did i detect a hint of Jim Morrison / American Prayer in that poem 'We Are the People'?

Hadn't seen the image of Lou either in that piece.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by iaredatsun » 03 Mar 2018 11:14

Happy to see this. The book/recording is released by the administrators of The Lou Reed Archive. It is the first release project, so who knows what else will be coming. There could be some exciting finds.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by iaredatsun » 03 Mar 2018 11:14

Happy to see this. The book/recording is released by the administrators of The Lou Reed Archive. It is the first release project, so who knows what else will be coming. There could be some exciting finds.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by iaredatsun » 03 Mar 2018 11:14

Happy to see this. The book/recording is released by the administrators of The Lou Reed Archive. It is the first release project, so who knows what else will be coming. There could be some exciting finds.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by Mark » 03 Mar 2018 17:35

Wonder how much crossover there is with the 11 poems that were published in Nigel Trevena's Velvets book?

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Post by MJG196 » 03 Mar 2018 18:40

Count me in on this one.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by iaredatsun » 03 Mar 2018 23:43

Mark wrote:
03 Mar 2018 17:35
Wonder how much crossover there is with the 11 poems that were published in Nigel Trevena's Velvets book?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/82947635@ ... 105397188/
I don't know for sure but the Guardian article says:

'Of the 12 poems and short stories in the collection, only three have been published before, one as a Velvet Underground song and two in small-press poetry zines.'

BTW. Thanks for the Travena book scans! Not sure why I never bought a copy before, but I have never seen it.
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Re: Lou's lost poetry

Post by lurid » 13 Mar 2018 23:34

I always assumed that Nigel T collected those poems from published sources, like Fusion magazine.

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