Poets and others on Dylan, 2016 Nobel Prize laureate in literature

Last week, Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. Some heralded the selection, others expressed disappointment for a variety of reasons (others were more deserving, Dylan's not a real poet being the two biggest). Here are some reactions from around the internet.

Leonard Cohen:

To me, [the Nobel win] is like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.

Bob Dylan, 2016 Nobel Prize winner in literature

Finally, some good news for the US on the world stage...Bob Dylan is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. He is the first American winner since Toni Morrison, who won in 1993.

In the words of the Swedish Academy, Dylan was recognized for "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Read some for yourself:

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