Listen: Michael Shannon reads Leonard Cohen’s ‘Kanye West Is Not Picasso’

Off of Leonard Cohen's posthumous poetry collection, 'The Flame'

Leonard Cohen’s posthumous poetry collection, “The Flame,” made headlines yesterday because the late songwriter had written a 2015 poem about Kanye West called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.”

Today, it has been announced that an audiobook of “The Flame” is going to be released. The audiobook will feature an amazing lineup of readers, including Margaret Atwood, Seth Rogan, Maggie Hoffman, and Will Patton. Michael Shannon has been given the honourable task of reading “Kanye West Is Not Picasso” for the completed work.

Shannon’s low, growling voice is the perfect fit for a recitation of this work of art, as he reads the words, “I am the real Kanye West.”

Listen to the recording below.