Tom Waits is releasing a limited first edition chap book of his poem, “Seeds on Hard Ground” exclusively through his website in collaboration with Anti records to raise funds for homeless services in his region and to bring attention to a growing problem in today’s hard times. The poem will be published in its entirety on Tom’s website today, January 13 at http://www.tomwaits.com/news/.

The poem is a long lyrical ballad in the voices of those who walked, fell or were pushed to the margins of society.

Both Waits and Anti Records are donating all proceeds of the poem, limited to 1,000 copies each in North America and Europe, to Redwood Food Bank, Sonoma County’s Homeless Referral Services and Family Support Center operated by Catholic Charities.

Orders can be placed now for the February 22nd release at www.tomwaits.com or www.anti.com.

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