Cohen published his first book of poetry “Let Us Compare Mythologies” in1956. His next book of poetry, “The Spice-Box of Earth” came out in 1961 followed by “Flowers for Hitler” in 1964. He published “Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Essays in 1993 followed by “Book of Longing” in 2006. He claimed his writing process was “like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache. I’m stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it’s delicious and it’s horrible and I’m in it and it’s not very graceful and it’s very painful and yet there’s something inevitable about it. Leonard Cohen died in November of 2016.