Can song lyrics ever be poetry?

Can song lyrics ever be poetry?
 

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize has reignited the debate about whether song lyrics can ever be considered literature. Is it time to finally tear down these cultural barriers?
Every now and then an esteemed literary figure will see fit to pass judgement on the works of a pop star.
It's been going on since the early 1960s, when songwriters first began to aspire to something more than rhyming "moon" with "June".
The literary establishment, both horrified and fascinated by the attention being lavished on these long-haired upstarts, felt it was incumbent upon them, as cultural... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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