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A collection of never-before-published poems by Johnny Cash, edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet Paul Muldoon with a foreword by John Carter Cash.

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash was an icon in the music world. In this collection of poems and song lyrics that have never been published before, we see the world through his eyes and view his reflection on his own interior reality, his frailties and his strengths alike. In his hallmark voice, he pens verses about love, pain, freedom, and mortality, and expresses insights on culture, his family, his fame, even Christmas. Forever Words confirms Johnny Cash as a brilliant and singular American literary figure. His music is a part of our collective history, and here the depth of his artistry and talent become even more evident. 

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©2016 John R. Cash Revocable Trust (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A really interesting piece

A great compilation of petty that a timeless American musician had found to be worthwhile for the nation. Johnny R. Cash is an inspiring figure and one to absorb in just the right proportion. This is to be done with certain exclusion of any and all drugs and paraphernalia which are forbidden and banned in the Churches regard. I highly recommend this book.

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wow

i find tbese unique.never th o ught idbe listening to johny cashs poems.he was a fighter to make his life better

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phenomenal

deep, gritty, true soul. amazing poetry written by the one and only Johnny cash. a go to

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Another treasure for any Cash Fan

Short in breadth but sweet and deep
Cash offers more of his soul in these poems and his passion for his overall mission in his legacy seeps through the outpouring of his poetry. Many of them read with his Highwayman rhyme scheme instead of like an inward peek of gritty prose, so they have the quality of doubling as potential songs. Some insights on his personal relationships are also portrayed here in the mystique of the poetry. If only Johnny could read these though it would shine an entirely sharper dimension to the voice that these words hold.