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Poetry by rock stars | 21-Jul-10

Beautiful waste : poems / by David McComb ; Kinsella, John (introduction). -- North Freemantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2009.



David McComb, who died in 1999 at the age of 36, was lead singer and songwriter of the Australian post-punk band The Triffids.  He also wrote poetry and last year the Australian publisher Freemante Press published a collection of these poems as Beautiful waste.

David McComb is not the only singer-songwriter to have written poetry.  In the Poetry Library we have collections of poetry by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, by Grammy award winning Ani DiFranco, by Marc Bolan of T-Rex and work by other music legends who need no introduction such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, including pamphlets by her and Bob Dylan.

Blinking with fists / CORGAN, BILLY. -- New York : Faber and Faber, an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004. (Book) Adult collection

Verses / DIFRANCO, ANI. -- Buffalo, New York ; New York, N.Y. : Righteous Babe ; Seven Stories Press, 2007. (Book) Adult collection

The warlock of love / BOLAN, MARC. -- London : Lupus Music, 1969. (Book) Adult collection

A Spaniard in the works / LENNON, JOHN. -- London : Jonathan Cape, 1965. (Book) Adult collection

Blackbird singing: poems and lyrics 1965-1999 / MCCARTNEY, PAUL. -- London : Faber and Faber, 2001. (Book) Adult collection

Death of a lady's man / COHEN, LEONARD. -- London : Andre Deutsch, 1979. (Book) Adult collection

Ha! ha! Houdini! / SMITH, PATTI. -- London : FKN Ace Productions, 1978. (Pamphlet) Adult collection

Poem to Joanie / DYLAN, BOB ; Weberman, A. J. (introduction). -- London : Aloes, 1972. (Pamphlet) Adult collection

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