Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell said that Bob Dylan wasn’t a poet because he “leaned on the crutch of his guitar”. The Nobel committee clearly disagree – they awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature. Indeed, Dylan has leaned on poetry more than any other musician, before or since. Here are five poets who provided him with inspiration.
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power, so it is no surprise that certain poets, including Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman, inspired the great singer-songwriter
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