As everyone knows, Leonard Cohen, the legendary, Canadian singer-songwriter, has passed away. It’s a day to listen to his music and/or read some of his poetry.
A recent issue of The New Yorker had a great article about him: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/leonard-cohen-makes-it-darker?mbid=social_twitter.
It is not surprising that the man who became an iconic, world-renowned songwriter began his career as a poet. Literary Hub has an article with some of his poems and you can even hear him recite a few: http://lithub.com/the-words-and-work-of-leonard-cohen/#.
And because this is Remembrance Day, it’s appropriate to listen to Cohen recite “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae, another Canadian poet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoJvHcMLfc.
Cohen was also a novelist. Schatje’s Shelves has a copy of his books, Beautiful Losers, which I have never read. Today is perhaps the day to do so.