Read Leonard Cohen’s poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

It’s taken form a new posthumous collection of poetry called The Flame.

October 11, 2018

The Flame is a posthumous collection of poetry written by Montreal singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen published on October 2. It contains a poem called "Kanye West Is Not Picasso," and as Pitchfork points out, the entire thing is now online via musician Amanda Shires's Twitter. Read it above. The piece, written on March 15 2015, might be a self-conscious indictment of the narcissistic celebrity culture, or maybe Cohen just really didn't like The Life of Pablo.

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