Tom Waits Releases Poetry To Benefit Homeless Charities

    In addition to his work as a musician and actor, Tom Waits has found time to complete a collection of poetry. The book, Seeds on Hard Ground, will feature photographs by journalist Michael O’Brien alongside poems by Waits on the subject of homelessness. Ahead of the release of the full work, ANTI- Records has released a chapbook version of the poem to benefit homeless charities. The initial printing of the chapbook seems to have sold out, but there’s at least an option for notification in case more are printed. The other choice is to wait for the full book, but no announcement has been made about whether any proceeds from that book will be donated. [Consequence of Sound]