STRANGER MUSIC brings together Cohen's song lyrics and a generous selection of his poetry (originally published between 1956-1992). It is a long overdue celebration of Leonard Cohen's extraordinary gift for language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.
"Stranger Music" is an anthology that puts together poems from Leonard Cohen's previously published volumes of poetry, as well as song lyrics.
Probably the most striking thing about Cohen's poetry is the disarming honesty with which he writes on subjects such as love, lost faith or failure and defeat. His tone ranges from nostalgia and longing to bitter irony. It is impossible for a reader not to find a bit of himself in Leonard Cohen's verse.