Leonard Cohen, Fifteen Poems (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), 48pp [electronic copy]
A short and sweet collection of Leonard Cohen's poetry. The poems selected were good choices, though they are not among his absolute best. (Note: these are not new poems, but are taken from his previous collections, going right back to 1956's Let Us Compare Mythologies). Nevertheless, they do reflect the man's style of poetry well and consequently, if you are new to Cohen and unsure whether you will like his poetry, this is an ideal taster. It is very short, it is available for pennies on Amazon and can be fired directly to your computer or Kindle in seconds.