Caroline Kennedy, editor of eight New York Times bestselling books on American history, politics, law, and poetry, discusses her new anthology, Poetry to Live By with Los Angeles’ first Poet Laureate, Eloise Klein Healy. In their far-ranging conversation, these two long-time poetry advocates deliberate on the roles of language, imagination and education in the development of children, and explore how a poem can inspire and challenge both the young and the young at heart.
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Caroline Kennedy is the author and editor of ten bestselling books on American history, politics and poetry. She is active in the efforts to improve New York City's public schools, and serves as president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
Eloise Klein Healy is the author of seven books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy is the founding editor of ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her most recent collection of poems is A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings. In December 2012, Healy was appointed the first poet laureate of The City of Los Angeles.