'After the result they felt that they could be racist – they had that confidence'
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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The singer-songwriter's remained completely silent
I’ve tried to find Dylan godly, really tried, but to the unloving ear he sounds like a man with a bronchial infection arduously describing his favourite commute
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The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature winner
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From Bob Dylan to Eminem, it's become natural to express intimate thoughts through songwriting for millions to hear
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