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Mark Lanegan to follow-up 2020 autobiography with new poetry book, Leaving California

Mark Lanegan's new poetry book is "part two" of his 2020 memoir Sing Backwards And Weep.

Mark Lanegan to follow-up 2020 autobiography with new poetry book, Leaving California
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Emily Carter
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Mark Lanegan has announced a new poetry book, Leaving California, following up his fantastic 2020 memoir Sing Backwards And Weep.

The musician's new tome will consist of 76 poems that "merge the line of harsh reality and paranoia, beauty and reflection, and the wisdom of the escape artist".

"There are amends and curses amongst stories that one can only tell once they’ve seen everything and everything collapse," reads a description of Leaving California. "In many ways this is part two of Lanegan's best selling 2020 novel, Sing Backwards And Weep, where loose ends are tied and others left for dead.

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"A brilliant work of true transformation, these poems also chronicle Lanegan's exit from California for the literal greener pastures of Ireland. As someone who has survived it all, he must have known this move was the next level of perseverance. There’s a pacing anxiety leading up to the move, turbulence in the transition, and a calm consideration once he’s settled."

Leaving California will be released on March 15, 2021 – pre-order it here.

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