Archive | April 2008: X. J. Kennedy Special Issue

Celticly Wild, Teutonically Fussy

An Interview with X. J. Kennedy

By: Ernest Hilbert

X. J. Kennedy was born in Dover, NJ in 1929, the son of a boiler factory timekeeper.… continue reading...

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A Prince in Motley

Peeping Tom’s Cabin: Comic Verse 1928-2008, by X. J. Kennedy. BOA Editions, 2007. $17.00pb.

Reviewed By: David Mason

Here it is, folks, almost free of charge-another taxonomical declaration!… continue reading...

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CPR Classic Readings

Reviewed By: Jan Schreiber

Read: X. J. Kennedy’s “The Pacifier”

It’s rare nowadays to find maxims and adages embedded in poems, though verses were once a common and accepted way of transmitting received wisdom.… continue reading...

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A More Bizarre Proteus

In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1961-2007 by X. J. Kennedy. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Reviewed By: Catherine Tufariello

I like poems where you don’t really know whether to laugh or cry when you read them.

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The Poet of Play: Sonny Williams on X. J. Kennedy

Read: X. J. Kennedy and KidLit

I first heard X. J. Kennedy read in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I was in a lecture hall at the local university, weary and dispirited from an overdose of “serious” poetry readings, and I glanced at the doorway, deliberating on whether or not I should make my escape to the local bar.… continue reading...

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