Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Also Wrote Angsty Teenage Poetry, Which You Can Now Read

Are you a Bob Dylan fan? Does ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ strike a chord in your heart? Is ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’ the greatest moving on song you know? If you answered ‘yes’ to these then you should know about the following news. Especially those folks in Minnesota.


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The musician, songwriter, and Nobel Prize in Literature winner has an old collection of essential writings… more specifically, his handwritten poetry from high school on display in Minnesota. Does it get any cooler? There are pages of scribbled poetry that go back to about 1956 along with the photo above, recordings, and more all on view for visitors to Minnesota’s Historical Society at the Gale Family Library from February 13th. 



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Twin Cities Pioneer Press describes the work that is now owned by Minnesota Historical Society for the time being. “The writing in these pages is fairly immature, but you can already see his ballad style that will develop later,” Minnesota Historical Society librarian Patrick Coleman explains. “It portends his future as a Nobel laureate.”



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Some have seen the poetic pages before, but also included in the exhibit are original song recordings and additional song lyrics. I wish these pages could go global so everyone had the chance to see them, they’re incredible.


From inspiring a whole generation of musicians, to winning Grammys, a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more… these poems symbolize the things you could do and the places you could go. Let them inspire you!


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