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Leonard Cohen Trolls Kanye West From Beyond the Grave

While Kanye West was playing court jester in the Oval Office last Thursday, bragging about having an IQ in the 98th percentile and revealing that wearing a Make America Great Again cap made him “feel like Superman,” Sylvie Simmons, author of “I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen,” was discussing her favorite subject’s recent act: trolling the Trump-loving rapper from beyond the grave. Cohen, the deep-voiced troubadour who wrote some of rock’s most widely admired lyrics —“Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire” and “Hallelujah”— died November 7, 2016, at age 82. But his new book, “The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings,” debuted last week, powered by a poem that roasts the rapper—”Kanye West Is Not

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