At the 52nd anniversary dinner of the Poetry Society of America, Honorary President Robert Frost, 87, was served up a bronze bust of himself done by Economist and Sunday Sculptor Leo Cherne (mused Frost: "It doesn't have to look like me; if it's a good bust, it's all right"). Then came the airy dessert: a morsel whipped up by Shelley Award Winner Theodore Roethke. A poetaste:
I like New England men,
Their women now and then.
Of poets they're the most
But mostly Robert Frost.
Presidential Special Assistant Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., 44, Pulitzer prize-winning historian of The Age of Jackson, was obviously relishing his closer-in...