Poet Sad

“The poetry has this sort of free-floating world view and I love his use of image and turns of phrase, the meaning and the paradoxes that go along with being alive. Of course, central to this, was his use of the first-person singular. It’s not egotistical. It’s plaintive — he’s always crying.”
— The Poet Laureate of Canada, and a bunch of other people from that country, have some thoughts about Leonard Cohen. Cohen’s Old Ideas is out today