Poet of our generation, happy 70th, Dylan! He's still got it, the lyrical chops, in my opinion. Interesting that so much of the best poetry of our generation has been in the form of song lyrics. A lot of people argue that lyrics and poetry aren't the same, but I think that's an old-fashioned view. To me -- writing both -- they're part of a continuum. So here are a few of my favorite Dylan poems.
Dreamin' of You
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Someone recently wrote to me and asked for work for an anthology defining our unique generation. I wish I had written a poem about Dylan to send!