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    Poetry and Power - The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy

    “Poetry and Power” presents documents from the Kennedy Presidential Library Archives that trace the evolution of President Kennedy’s inaugural address.  This exhibit focuses on the drafting of President Kennedy’s inaugural address between the election on November 8, 1960, and the inauguration on January 20, 1961. Many of the notes and drafts provid...

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    Crossing Borders Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site presented Crossing Borders - Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories, a conference for teachers of grades 3-8 and school librarians. More than 100 people gathered at the Library on Apr...

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    Lyrics as Literature: In Partnership with PEN New England

    Songwriter Paul Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winner for Poetry, Paul Muldoon, talk about how the art of writing lyrics is a form of literature with writer Bill Flanagan.Some highlights of this forum are Paul Simon singing to our audience with new as-yet unreleased songs at 0:44:00 "Love and Hard Times" and "Questions for the Angels" at 1:16:20. At 1:27...

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    Arts and Culture in the Kennedy White House

    The Kennedys made the arts part of their life in the White House. JFK enjoyed literature and poetry, especially the work of the Romantic era English poet Lord Byron and the American Robert Frost. Jacqueline Kennedy loved poetry as well and was also deeply committed to both music and the visual arts. There is little evidence that JFK was particularl...

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    Poetry and Power: The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy - A New Exhibit to Open January 8, 2009 (November 25, 2008)
    0/25/2008

    Boston, MA - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will mark the inauguration of President Barack Obama by unveiling a new exhibit of original documents from President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. Widely viewed as one of the most enduring in U.S. history, the speech was meticulously crafted – then worked and reworked – by then...

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    Poetry and Power: The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy (January 8, 2009)
    0/8/2009

    Poetry and Power: The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy is just one of the many exciting and inspiring exhibits visitors will find in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The Museum’s 25 multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House offer an exciting “you are there” experience, and create a stirring account o...

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    PEN Hemingway Awards
    4/1/2012

    Join us for the presentation of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award to winner Teju Cole for his first novel Open City, and the presentation of the Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Awards to fiction winner Yannick Murphy for The Call, poetry winner Elizabeth Willis for Address, and nonfiction winner Mitchell Zuckoff for Lost in Shangr...

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    2012 Laurence L. & Thomas Winship /Pen New England Awards Announced (March 13, 2012)
    45/13/2012

    BOSTON, MA – PEN New England announced the winners of The Laurence L. & Thomas Winship /PEN New England Awards, celebrating best works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by New England authors.

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    A Conversation with Bill Collins
    5/13/14

    Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins discusses poetry with writer and former New Yorker editor, Daniel Menaker.

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Members of the press reporting on President John F. Kennedy's trip to Puerto Rico, Colombi...