The musician Leonard Cohen (b. 1934) may need no introduction to any of us who follow his career and purchase his albums; his latest, Old Ideas, was released earlier this year. Not all may realize, however, that Cohen got his start as a poet, publishing his debut collection Let Us Compare Mythologies in 1956. (A 50th anniversary facsimile edition of that volume was published in 2007 by Ecco.) Cohen went on to publish 11 other books.
In this 92 Street Y podcast recorded before a live audience in February 1966, you get a double feature: the poet who reads and the poet who sings. The poems Cohen reads are "For E.J.P." and "You Have the Lovers"; his performance is of "The Stranger Song".
Cohen also dabbles in art.
(My thanks to 92 Street Y and Poetry Foundation, where I first listened to the archival recording.)