Poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has achieved almost iconic status amidst a huge global fan club. His music, which was especially popular in the 70s and 80s, is famous for its emotionally rich and poetic lyrics. His work is known for its often explicit exploration of religion, isolation, sex and complex interpersonal relationships.
The NewsHour’s poetry series looks at iconic writer and poet Leonard Cohen who discusses the difference between writing a song and a poem, and explains why "Out of the thousands who are known or want to be known as poets, maybe one or two are genuine and the rest are fakes." Continue reading