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McCartney’s Poems in Upcoming Book

January 4, 2001

LONDON (AP) _ Paul McCartney is compiling his lyrics and poetry for an upcoming book, according to publishers.

Titled ``Blackbird Singing,″ the book will be a ``highly personal collection″ including previously unpublished poems and elegies to his late wife, Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998, British publisher Faber and Faber said on its Web site, http://www.faber.co.uk/.

W.W. Norton & Co., which has American publishing rights, said in a Nov. 13 statement that the book would be released in April in coordination with National Poetry Month. It will be published in Britain in March.

McCartney will be closely involved in the project throughout the editorial and publication process, the U.S. publisher said.

‘``Blackbird Singing’ reflects the poetic vision and the transcendent emotions that have made Paul McCartney one of the most beloved poets in the world,″ editor Robert Weil said.

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