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Tom Waits to Release First Photo Illustrated Book of His Poetry November 26, 2010

Posted by David W. King in books.
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Tom Waits is collaborating with photography Michael O’Brien to publish a book of poetry called Hard Ground. The book has been described as a “portrait of homelessness,” combining Waits’s poetry with O’Brien’s images of the people who “live on the hard ground.”

Although this is the first official collaboration between Waits and O’Brien, the photographer had previously taken pictures of Waits, and one of his photographs was used as the album art for Waits’s Glitter and Doom Live.