Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter.
He wrote the poems in Book of Longing - his first book of poetry in more than twenty years after 1984's Book of Mercy - during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai.
This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous.
“Awe-inspiring. . . Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was” - Sunday Telegraph
“Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger” - Independent