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Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy

Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan
Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy

Compiled by Erwin A. Glikes and Paul Schwaber and read by Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan, this 1965 release, Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy, features works by 52 poets. “With the exception of Abraham Lincoln, no president has inspired so much good poetry,” write Glikes and Schwaber in extensive liner notes that include the text of each of the poems appearing in this volume. They, too, appropriately note what John F. Kennedy said of poet Robert Frost: “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” This recording also includes excerpts from a speech Kennedy made at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College in October 1963.

Track Listing

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Frost, Robert: For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 3:23
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The Gift Outright Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:54
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Ozick, Cynthia: Footnote to Lord Action Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:02
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Victor, Florence: Berlin Crisis Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:34
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Hitchcock, George: Mr. Kennedy Proposes to Pacify the Caribbeans Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:49
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Williams, Jonathan: Davenport Gap Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:37
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107
Wright, Charles: November 22, 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:32
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108
O'Connell, Richard: Nekros Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:19
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109
Faerstein, Chana: Bulletin Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:05
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110
Brooks, Gwendolyn: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:41
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111
Ignatow, David: Before the Sabbath Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:11
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Miles, Josephine: Frontier Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:06
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Hall, Donald: Spider Head Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:02
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Gilbert, Dorothy: At the Brooklyn Docks Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:56
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115
Hugo, Richard: Kennedy Ucciso Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 2:00
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Fraser, G.S.: Instead of an Elegy Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:24
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Goldman, Michael: The Spontaneous Man, The Gifted Assassin Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:29
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Butler, William: November 25, 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:13
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Berryman, John: Formal Elegy Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 6:16
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202
Hollo, Anselm: Until Death do us Part Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:27
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Shapiro, Harvey: National Cold Storage Company Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:02
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Whitbread, Thomas: November 25, 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:04
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Mir, Marjorie: Four Days in November Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:31
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Barker, Richard: Night of the President's Funeral Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:33
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Kennedy, X.J.: Down in Dallas Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:57
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Cuomo, George: The Man of My Dreams Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:53
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Yorck, Ruth Landshoff: I M J F K Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:59
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Thomas, Lorenzo:Not That Hurried Grief Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 2:49
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Hazel, Robert: Guard of Honor Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 5:38
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Marshall, Jack: Elegy for the New Year Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:59
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Moss, Howard: Traction Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:57
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Watson, Robert: Lines for a President Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 2:11
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Burr, Gray: A Death Before Killing Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:52
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Frost, Richard: On Not Writing an Elegy Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:15
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Rothenberg, Jerome G.: Cortège Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:48
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Inman, William: Jacqueline Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:25
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Solomon, Marvin: Sonnet for John-John Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:58
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Mountzoures, H.L.: Three Nights of Mourning: John F. Kennedy Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 4:38
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Eberhart, Richard: The Spirit of Poetry Speaks Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:24
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Roseliep, Raymond: For John Kennedy, Jr. Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:38
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Mandel, Oscar: We Who Do Not Grieve In Silence Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 2:48
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Ansen, Alan: the Death of Nearchus Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:58
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Auden, W.H.: Elegy for JFK Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:34
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Sward, Robert: Five Poems for JFK Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 3:48
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Pols, Edward: (Untitled) Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 3:40
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Guest, Barbara: Verba in Memoriam Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:40
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Myers, Neil: Kennedy Poem Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:05
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Corso, Gregory: Lines Written Nov. 22, 23 - 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 3:29
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Bergé, Carol: Pavane for the White Queen Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 5:51
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Booth, Philip: Thanksgiving 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:46
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Ostroff, Anthony: Intimate Party in Guadalajara, Dec. 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 2:55
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Spacks, Barry: By This to Remember Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 0:44
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Reid, Alaster: That Dying Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 1:16
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JFK at Amherst College, Oct. 26, 1963 Irene Dailey and Martin Donegan 6:56

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