Cuttings from the Tangle

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Price
$22.95  $21.34
Publisher
Black Sparrow Press
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781574232448

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About the Author

Since the release of Richard Buckner's album Devotion + Doubt in 1997, Buckner has attracted and grown a loyal cult following for his unique avant-garde Americana. His work has long revealed a literary side: his 2000 album The Hill features poems from Edgar Lee Masters' iconic American classic Spoon River Anthology set to music. Cuttings from the Tangle is his first book.

Reviews

Praise for Richard Buckner and Cuttings from the Tangle:

"During a career spent crisscrossing the country, Buckner has seen plenty. In all those hotels between here and there, at those bars and truck stops and lounges, he would sit and listen . . . Buckner puts that power of observation to good use."--NPR's Morning Edition

"This book confirms a truth hinted at all these years in the language of his lyrics: Buckner is a writer."--Literary Hub

"There are three kinds of American folk artists: those who sit, contented, on a back porch contemplating America's landscape and ways; those for whom its landscape and ways are something to stand against or move boldly through; and those whose America is a shadowy, impressionistic place that moves inside of them. This is the area that the sombre-voiced Richard Buckner has been exploring since 1994."--The Guardian

"[Buckner's writing] approach has the advantage of making his songs less a matter of analysis or personal connection for his audience; instead they function almost as talisman, evoking something more abstract and specific but nonetheless primal and important for them."--Charleston City Paper

Praise for Richard Buckner and Cuttings from the Tangle:

"During a career spent crisscrossing the country, Buckner has seen plenty. In all those hotels between here and there, at those bars and truck stops and lounges, he would sit and listen . . . Buckner puts that power of observation to good use."-NPR's Morning Edition

"This book confirms a truth hinted at all these years in the language of his lyrics: Buckner is a writer."-Literary Hub

"There are three kinds of American folk artists: those who sit, contented, on a back porch contemplating America's landscape and ways; those for whom its landscape and ways are something to stand against or move boldly through; and those whose America is a shadowy, impressionistic place that moves inside of them. This is the area that the sombre-voiced Richard Buckner has been exploring since 1994."-The Guardian

"[Buckner's writing] approach has the advantage of making his songs less a matter of analysis or personal connection for his audience; instead they function almost as talisman, evoking something more abstract and specific but nonetheless primal and important for them."-Charleston City Paper