Leonard Cohen first made his name as a poet more than half a century ago and since then his prolific output of both poetry and music—including his acclaimed new album, Old Ideas—has made him an internationally revered figure. Fifteen Poems is an original eShort that features poetry drawn from across his career, accompanied here for the first time by twenty-four of his striking and provocative drawings. With its lyrical intensity and sensual immediacy, Fifteen Poems offers a potent distillation of the genre-crossing genius of one of the most admired artists of our time.
Featured poems include “Death of a Lady’s Man,” “On Hearing a Name Long Unspoken,” and “The Embrace.” Below, a preview of some of the included drawings:
Plus, more good news for Leonard Cohen fans: Everyman’s Library recently published Poems and Songs, an anthology of Cohen’s five decades of influential work. Click to read an excerpt from the Foreword.