Tom Waits Publishes Chapbook for Charity


Limited edition book
comes out Feb. 22 but appears to have already sold out.


By Blurt Staff


Tom Waits is releasing a limited first edition chap book of
his poem, “Seeds on Hard Ground” exclusively through his website in
collaboration with Anti records to raise funds for homeless services in his
region and to bring attention to a growing problem in today’s hard times. It’s
officially due on Feb. 22.



The poem is a long lyrical ballad in the voices of those who
walked, fell or were pushed to the margins of society. Both Waits and Anti
Records are donating all proceeds of the poem, limited to 1,000 copies each in
North America and Europe, to Redwood Food Bank, Sonoma
County’s Homeless Referral Services
and Family Support Center
operated by Catholic Charities.



The poem is published in its entirety on the Waits website
in a digital facsimile of the book. You can also place pre-orders for the book
there: However, at the time of this writing, the order page lists the book as “out of
stock” so you will have to keep checking back to see if additional copies are
made available.



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