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The poetry of pop: Who are the best lyricists making music today?

The q This music panel discusses what a songwriter must achieve to be considered a poet and how we determine if a song's lyrics are poetic.
Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift and Thom Yorke of Radiohead. (Getty Images)
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Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and music writer A. Harmony join guest host Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) to take a look at some of the best lyricists and songwriters making music today.

They cover Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Frank Ocean, Little Big Town and Taylor Swift, and discuss how we determine if a song's lyrics are poetic.

Produced by ​Emma Godmere

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