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Joni Mitchell Lyrics Are Poetry, According to New Book

Image courtesy of Jonathan Meyers (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Jonathan Meyers (via ABC News Radio)

It's no secret that Joni Mitchell 's words have influenced legions of fellow artists, as far-ranging as Led Zeppelin and Madonna -- so a new book focusing on the poetic aspects of the singer's lyrics seems almost overdue. Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs features more than 50 in-depth explorations of Mitchell's lyrics, examined by a host of notable fans including David Geffen and author Wally Lamb . The book is endorsed by Mitchell and features selections of her lyrics specially edited by the artist herself.

Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs will be available on Amazon.com beginning April 15.

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