Joseph Charles Kennedy

[X. J Kennedy]

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X. J. Kennedy (born 21 August 1929, Dover, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Charles Kennedy) is a poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and author of children's literature and textbooks on English literature and poetry. He was long known as Joe Kennedy; but, wishing to distinguish himself from Joseph P. Kennedy, he added an "X" as his first initial.

In his youth, under the name Joe Kennedy, ... more »

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  • 'Let you hold in mind, girls, that your beauty must pass
    Like a lovely white clover that rusts with its grass.
    Keep your bottoms off barstools and marry you young
    Or be left—...
    X. J. Kennedy (b. 1929), U.S. poet. In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day (l. 29-32). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmo...
  • 'In a car like the Roxy I'd roll to the track,
    A steel-guitar trio, a bar in the back,
    And the wheels made no noise, they turned over so fast,
    Still it took you ten minutes to see...
    X. J. Kennedy (b. 1929), U.S. poet. In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmo...
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