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Leonard Cohen: Rock Poetry Had A Lot Of Promise, Back Five And Six Years Ago.

Mike Jahn, New York Times Special Features Syndication, 9 June 1973

DYLAN WAS at his peak, writing his brilliant "doomsday poems," and revolutionizing popular music. Colleges by the scores offered courses regarding pop song lyrics as poetry. Books were written, the main one being Richard Goldstein's The Poetry of Rock. Commentators confidently announced that all the new, young poets were going into pop. There was great promise, but like many of the best promises, things didn't work out.

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