Poet John Kenney Takes On The Less-Than-Glamorous Aspects Of Parenthood
Most parents who’ve had to count to three to try to get their kid to do something have probably wondered: What do I do if I get to three, and I don’t get cooperation?
Well, John Kenney has had that same thought and wrote about it in a poem called, aptly enough, "I Am Going to Count to Three."
Kenny’s new book, "Love Poems (for People with Children)," is full of titles parents — and even people without kids — can probably relate to: "Who Will be the First to Get Up," "I am Fully Aware that the Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round," and "An Attempt at a Summation of a Five-Year Old’s Monologue" to name a few.
Kenney himself has a son and a daughter. The Show spoke with him and asked how many of the poems in this book are based on his own experiences as a parent versus those of family and friends.