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Lots of songwriters like to think of themselves as poets, but in doing so most suffer from delusions of grandeur. Not John K. Samson. The singer and main lyricist for the Weakerthans is the real deal, a skilled wordsmith who's published his work in mags like Geist and Matrix. He's gathered material from both the music and literary spheres written between 1997 and 2012 in Lyrics And Poems ($14.95, ARP) and gives a free reading Friday (March 22) at the Isabel Bader Theatre. See Readings.