5 Books Published by Canongate Books on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Now and Then by Gil Scott-Heron Now and Then

by Gil Scott-Heron
Canongate Books (Feb 04, 2020)
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Now And Then is not merely a collection of a songwriter’s lyrics; the song-poems of this undisputed ’bluesologist’ triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron’s career.

This collection of poems carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes and the realities of everyday life. His message is black, political, historically accurate, urgent, uncompromising and mature and as relevant now as ever.


Click for more detail about Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems

by Lemn Sissay
Canongate Books (Oct 03, 2017)
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Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums and declaimed in over thirty countries. He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 Olympics, and to millions across our TV screens and the airwaves of BBC Radio. He has become one of the nation’s best-loved voices.


Click for more detail about Listener by Lemn Sissay Listener

by Lemn Sissay
Canongate Books (Oct 16, 2008)
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Breaking the silence Lemn Sissay is back with a sensational new book. Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city soap operas, reflections on history, mystery and felicity and much more. Every page sings with Sissay’s unique voice—visionary, good-humoured and bursting with life.


Click for more detail about Now and Then by Gil Scott-Heron Now and Then

by Gil Scott-Heron
Canongate Books (May 01, 2000)
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"A poet and polemicist whose lyrics have inspired and galvanized generations."† —GQOne glance at Now and Then and it becomes evident that this is not merely a collection of a songwriter’s lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "bluesologist" triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron’s career. This collection†carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes and the realities of modern day life. His message is black, political, historically accurate, urgent, uncompromising, and mature, and as relevant now as it was in the early 1970s.


Click for more detail about The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim: Robert Beck’s Real Story by Iceberg Slim The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim: Robert Beck’s Real Story

by Iceberg Slim
Canongate Books (Jan 01, 1971)
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