Thursday, April 14, 2011

Caroline Kennedy's poetry anthology

NPR talks to Caroline Kennedy about her new book, a collection of favorite poems. 'Kennedy's mother, Jacqueline, was instrumental in instilling in Caroline a love of poetry. Every holiday, Caroline and her brother, Jack Jr., were asked to present a poem as a "gift" to the family. "She [still] had to buy us presents," Kennedy clarifies with a laugh. "I just want to make clear that this was a one-way deal." But Jacqueline really wanted the children to select poems they liked as their presents to her. "I think it was a wonderful way of opening up an exploration and discovery that was completely self-motivated, no homework, no pressure."... It's a family tradition she has carried on with her own family.' More...

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