Selected Poems 1956–1968

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Selected Poems 1956-1968
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US edition
AuthorLeonard Cohen
PublisherMcClelland & Stewart
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Selected Poems 1956–1968 is Leonard Cohen's fifth collection of poetry, first published in 1968 by McClelland & Stewart in Canada, and his first book to be published after his debut as a recording artist in December 1967. It was also the first of Cohen's poetry books to be published in the US (by Viking), and offered twenty new poems along with a selection from earlier volumes. Many were hand-picked by Cohen's long-time girlfriend Marianne Ihlen.[1] Published in June, the work sold 20,000 copies over the summer.[2]


  1. ^ Sylvie Simmons (1 November 2012). I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen. Random House. pp. 189–. ISBN 978-1-4481-6147-8.
  2. ^ Jason Schneider (15 December 2010). Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music... from Hank Snow to the Band. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55490-552-2.

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