Sunday, April 10, 2011

Caroline Kennedy and the Oprafication of poetry

Oprah Winfrey, with the help of guest editor Maria Shriver, recently unveiled O Magazine's first poetry issue in honor of National Poetry Month, the Huffington Post reported.

Poetry has always been made to seem kind of cultish," she told O, "but the truth is, everybody really loves it! It's much more mainstream than anyone thought," Shriver said.

The article also highlighted how Caroline Kennedy is drawing attention to poetry this month in with the release of her new book, "She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems," from Hyperion Books.
Kennedy has written several books, and edited two on poetry: "A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children" and "The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis."


  1. I'd like to think that poetry is becoming more mainstream, but I'm not so sure that I'm convinced of that.

  2. I think naming Billy Collins as Poet Laureat back in 2001 helped bring poetry mainstream. Poems should be accessible to everyone... they needn't be a mystery, nor should should we have to wrack our brains to figure them out!

  3. I like that poetry is getting more main stream recognition now.