A new Johnny Cash book titled Forever Words: The Unknown Poems features 41 previously unreleased poems written by Cash himself.
Some of the poems date back to as early as 1944. The poems collected in the book were chosen from approximately 200 pieces left by Cash in varying states of completion.
According to Pitchfork, the book also features facsimiles of his handwritten poems. In a quote given to the New York Times, Cash’s son John Carter Cash said, “I want people to have a deeper understanding of my father than just the iconic, cool man in black. I think this book will help provide that.”
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