How Leonard Cohen's poetry informs his songwriting

Damian Rogers, the poetry editor at The Walrus, speaks on Leonard Cohen's history of poetry.
Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. (CBC Still Photo Collection)

Leonard Cohen was known as both a prolific songwriter and a poet, the latter of which was where the Canadian icon got his start. 

"Leonard Cohen's history as a poet informs his songwriting," The Warlus' poetry editor Damian Rogers notes. "It's a unique approach to songwriting."

She adds: "He's coming from a very different approach, I think, to writing than a lot of pop lyricists or rock lyricists." 


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