As well as Dylan’s poetry collection Tarantula (1971), the National Poetry Library also has the folk singer’s lyrics on its shelves, and staff were not surprised when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. But not all of the literary world agreed.
As former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has said of Dylan’s classic songs, ‘all these contain the qualities we look for in poetry that matters. Concentration of language, formal expertise of one kind or another, and a clever balancing of articulacy and mystery.’
Come along and be a part of this stimulating Book Club event, for music and poetry lovers alike.