Source:Guilford, Connecticut :Backbeat Books ,, United States, p.xx, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2020)
Keywords:(OCoLC)fst00807040, (OCoLC)fst00807348, (OCoLC)fst00929383, (OCoLC)fst00929409, (OCoLC)fst00930303, (OCoLC)fst01079826, (OCoLC)fst01198495, 20th century., American essays, American essays., American poetry, American poetry., fast, Folk music, Folk music., Folk musicians, Folk musicians., Folk singers, Folk singers., Folk-rock music, Folk-rock music., History and criticism., Protest movements, Protest movements., United States.
A comprehensive look at another side of the famous topical songwriter Phil Ochs, showcasing his prose and poetry from across the full span of his life.Phil Ochs is known primarily as a songwriter; however, his oeuvre extends far beyond that--to short stories, poetry, criticism, journalism, and satire, all of which are included in I'm Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs, which represents the majority of what Ochs wrote outside of his large circle of songs. This comprehensive tome presents another side of the famous topical songwriter, showcasing his prose and poetry from across the full span of his life. From prizewinning stories and clear-eyed reporting while a journalism major in college to music criticism, satires, and political pieces written while part of the burgeoning folk scene of New York City in the early 1960s and during the tumultuous Vietnam War era; from sharp and lyrical poems (many previously unpublished) to reviews, features, and satires written while living in Los Angeles and the final, elegiac coda writings from near the end of his life--I'm Gonna Say It Now presents the complete picture. The book includes many rare or nearly impossible to find Ochs pieces, as well as previously unpublished works sourced from the unique holdings in the Ochs Archives at the Woody Guthrie Center. Additionally, never-before-seen reproductions from Ochs's journals, notebooks, and manuscripts provide a closer look at the hand of the artist, giving a deeper context and understanding to his writings. Never before published photographs of Ochs bestow the visual cherry on top. -- Amazon.com