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JFK at Amherst: Honoring Robert Frost and Poetry

WBUR’s Radio Boston recently ran a segment on one of John F. Kennedy’s most memorable speeches. In 1963, Kennedy spoke at the Robert Frost Library groundbreaking ceremony held at Amherst College.

“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,” Kennedy said, referencing Frost’s purposeful union between poetry and power.

We love this speech by Kennedy. It reminds us why poetry and Robert Frost are so special and important.

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply to the Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place. Could you use a poetry cleanse? Join us.




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