Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan edited by Alan Davis and Thom Tammaro has opened its doors for submissions! The book is planned to contain 100 Poems by 100 poets that are inspired by the life and works of Bob Dylan.
For those who are not familiar with the man, Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941. Dylan has been a part of the music and art world for over five decades and has become one of the most prominent artists to date, incorporating political, social, philosophical, and literary influences into his work.
Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. Spanning his career in the music industry, he has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The awards he has received include: eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation in 2008. Most recently, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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For similar titles, see Visiting Emily; Visiting Walt; Visiting Frost; and Visiting Dr. Williams; (University of Iowa Press, ed. by Sheila Coghill and Thom Tammaro).