The Nation: The Reigning Consensus

Showing that the link between his Administration and poetry amounts to more than a fleeting touch of Inauguration Day showmanship, John F. Kennedy appeared on TV last week in a tribute to Poet Robert Frost. "There is a story," said the President, "that some years ago an interested mother wrote to a principal of a school. 'Don't teach my boy poetry, he's going to run for Congress.' I've never taken the view that the world of politics and the world of poetry are so far apart." Poet Frost, too, had some amiable things to say...

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