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Tom Waits Is Writing the Most Fun Book of Poetry Ever

... or, you know, the opposite: "Hard Ground is described as a portrait of homelessness, combining Waits's words with images of people who 'live on the hard ground.'" The book will be a collaboration with photographer Michael O'Brien and the first foray into print for Waits, who once remarked, "Poetry is a very dangerous word ... I don't like the stigma that comes with being called a poet." [Guardian UK via Awl]