Musician and songwriter Tom Waits will publish his first collection of poems in March 2011, reports the Guardian, in collaboration with photographer Michael O’Brien. Called Hard Ground, the book will combine Waits words with O’Brien’s photographs of homeless people. Waits has always been the bard of the down-and-out, and O’Brien is a veteran photojournalist who has photographed the homeless throughout his career. O’Brien also shot the cover of Waits’ recent “Glitter and Doom” album (above). With Waits’ considerable fan base, this is sure to be a big seller for publisher University of Texas Press.