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Read The Poem Leonard Cohen Wrote About Kanye West

12 October 2018, 07:22 | Elsie Buchanan

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The poem's dated March 15, 2015, and was seemingly written in response to comments West made at Oxford University that month. "The Flame", Cohen's posthumous book of poetry, was released on October 2, and one poem is entitled "Kanye West Is Not Picasso".

The poem had social media abuzz on Thursday as West visited the White House. "Kanye West is not Edison / I am Edison".

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The late Leonard Cohen was at least as well known for his poetry as for his legendary songwriting.

Kanye West dominated the news cycle Thursday, thanks to his weird meeting with President Donald Trump. "I am Edison. I am Tesla".

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Cohen also name-checks Jay-Z in the poem, saying "Jay-Z is not the Dylan of anything". At the time Kanye was promoting his upcoming album So Help Me God (LOL) and had just released a handful of songs with Paul McCartney, while Cohen was leading up to the release of his live album Can't Forget. "I am the Dylan of anything", says the poem. Lauded artist Leonard Cohen tackled these important artistic matters and more in a poem before his death. Interestingly, Jay-Z had a song/art piece called "Picasso Baby" in 2013.

It's billed as the final volume of poems from the distinguished Montreal native, who died in November 2016. "It was what he was staying alive to do, his sole breathing objective at the end".

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