I am reading a book by Christopher Ricks ?Dylan?s Visions of Sin? in which the author, a recognized literary scholar, claims that Dylan?s songs/poems should be considered with the same amount of seriousness as other poets in the pantheon of literature. If there are any members of this list that teach or have a more sophisticated background in literature than the Spratt I would appreciate their opinion on this. Are Dylan?s poems studied in any literature class along with T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, or is he just considered a bard? I see him on a continuum from Whitman to Poe to Kerouac to Ginsberg, but never considered him in the same group as Marlow (Faustus / Dr. Filth) or Swinburne (Dolores / Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands) until now. What do you think about the former Blind Boy Grunt?? J.S. Yippee! I?m a poet, and I know it Hope I don?t blow it (I Shall Be Free No. 10) J.S. The one thing we lack is a handy utopia. --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone Calls to the US (and 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less.