The Huffington Post has an interview with Bob Dylan by Bill Flanagan in which Dylan cites his favorite songwriters. “Bob Dylan Exclusive Interview: Reveals His Favorite Songwriters, Thoughts On His Own Cult Figure Status”
Flanagan: Who are some of your favorite songwriters?
Dylan: Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.
Flanagan: What songs do you like of Buffett’s?
Dylan: “Death of an Unpopular Poet.” There’s another one called “He Went to Paris.”