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She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems


In "She Walks in Beauty," Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, "She Walks in Beauty" draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey. The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats. Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, "She Walks in Beauty" is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Annette E

Poetry for the woman's soul

by Annette E on Apr 5, 2012

This is a great collection of poems for women - I listen to it on long drives. It includes romantic poems, as well as humorous, ironic, and soulful. Caroline Kennedy gives her reasons for including certain selections and interjects personal anecdotes. It's a collection I'll revisit again and again.


For Every Woman Ever

by Imeverywoman on Dec 18, 2011

I've always thought Caroline was the cool one, since I was young; this book is a great compilation, funny, witty and wise - daring and true. I want to buy a copy for every woman in my life, and I'll recite a poem for every stage of my life, forever!

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