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ECW Press Fall 2021 Trade

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Not yet available Excluding:Aug 24, 2021 On Sale Date:Sep 14, 2021 Carton Quantity:1 $19.95 CAD
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By (author): Rik Emmett
9781770416277 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / General Sep 14, 2021
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8.5 in 120 pages ECW Press a misFit book

Poetry from beloved lead guitarist of the multi-platinum record selling legendary band Triumph

Reinvention is a largely autobiographical collection of poetry — a project that followed on the heels of Rik Emmett retiring from a touring musician’s and college educator’s life in early 2019. Inside all of the slashes that define him — singer/songwriter/guitarist/rock star/teacher/columnist — writing has always been his strongest avocation, and the poetic style of “Ultra Talk,” in particular, offered a welcome spark for a songwriter’s freedom of expression. This creative license is organized under seven headings – The Humanities, Life & Death, There’s Politics in Everything, Double Helix, Soapbox Sermonettes, Time Time Time, and Ars Nova 2020.

Rik’s poetry (literally) reinvents his own retirement, and it’s not just some aging dilettante’s bucket list fancy. He discovered a sincere way to tie up a lot of loose ends, fulfill dormant promise, and eschew show biz tangents. Reinvention, his first book, makes some sense of a life that always went in a lot of different directions at once. Finally, he’s given himself permission to chase a mode of self-expression with less commercial potential … than jazz guitar recordings.

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Guitarist and singer from the internationally successful rock band Triumph, Rik Emmett pens his first poetry collection.

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  • Rik Emmett was the guitarist and co-lead singer for multi-platinum legendary rock band Triumph.

  • Emmett’s hit song with Triumph “Magic Power” made it to number 8 on the Billboard charts. He has pursued a solo career since 1988 and released the hit singles “When a Heart Breaks” and “Saved by Love.”

  • Emmett is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).


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  • Fans of the band Triumph and Canadian classic rock

Rik Emmett is in three Canadian “Halls” and two “Walks of Fame.” After 12 platinum LPs in his Triumph years, Rik produced 20 indie projects, from rock and blues to jazz, folk, and classical. His latest release is Folk Songs for the Farewell Bonfire. An avowed family man, he’s been married for 45 years; he was also a Guitar Player magazine columnist for more than a dozen years and an educator for a few decades at Humber College. Rik is Artistic Director Emeritus of the SongStudio Workshop, and a published poet and cartoonist. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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