The Flame

The Flame is a collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life.

Leonard Cohen

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces, and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.

An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Leonard Cohen on the CBC

Saying goodbye to Leonard Cohen

6 years ago
Duration 3:27
Featured VideoThe official goodbye to Leonard Cohen was led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, kicking off a night full of musicians from around the world paying tribute to the Canadian music legend.
Featured VideoTo mark Leonard Cohen's passing, we play an interview that Shelagh did with him in 2006, when five of his songs were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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