This morning Bob Dylan became the first American since 1993 to be awarded a Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy described his work as "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy said, "Bob Dylan writes poetry for the ear but it's perfectly fine to read his works as poetry." Danius, also a professor in literature at Stockholm University recommended his 1966 album "Blonde on Blonde" for anyone unfamiliar with his works saying it has "many examples of his brilliant way of rhyming and putting together refrains and his pictorial thinking."
For the full story check out this article from The Washington Post.