This Canadian musician, songwriter, poet and novelist is one of the praised artists of this time. His work stretches from personal relationships and sexuality to isolation and religion. He is a part of the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, on top of also being a Companion of the Order of Canada. Leonard Cohen also received the prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards for literature in 2011.
He has been praised by various critics including Bruce Eder and the Academy of American Poets saying that his works are a “successful blend of music and poetry”.