King Ink 2

King Ink II is a collection of poetry, lyrics and writings by Nick Cave. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Black Spring Press in 1997 and is a follow-up to Cave’s first collection of writings, King Ink (1988).

Cave’s writings included in King Ink II extends from the period from the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ fifth studio album, Tender Prey (1988) to tenth studio album The Boatman’s Call (1997). The book also includes lyrics written for other artists and for film soundtracks, including Wim Wenders’ Faraway, So Close! and Until the End of the World.

Translated versions of King Ink II have also been published. Italian translations, under the title Re Inkiostro II were published by Arcana Editrice in 1997, Czech translations were published by Mata 1988, along with Japanese and Croation translations (under the title Zagrebacka naklada). Polish translations were published in 1999.[2] In 1993, it was published in the United States by 2.13.61.