Thursday, December 23, 2010


On recent nights I've read my youngest Dylan Thomas's A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES and Jack Kerouac's HOME AT CHRISTMAS. Two of the best evocations of so much of what Christmas was like when I was young.

Tonight I plan on reading him Terence Winch's poem "Celebration"—which is the closest anyone else has come to my Christmas memories (the closest is my own Christmas poem "Holiday Hell" from my book CANT BE WRONG).

And "as luck would have it" Terence just posted his classic Christmas poem (from his recent book BOY DRINKERS) on the Best American Poetry blog. Here's the link to that. Enjoy!


Elisabeth said...

What a great thing to do to read to your son. May you have a great Christmas, Michael, and thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

Dear M:

Thanks for the plug, my friend. We'll have to spend Christmas together again before too much time goes by.

Lally said...

E. & TP, your welcome, and TP I miss that tradition dearly. M

Sarah said...

Have a great Christmas!

Prasad Kumar said...

It's nice to read poetry especially during winter break. Some of the Christmas poems are really fun, deep and heartwarming, that's why I enjoy them. I am sorta collecting them on my Pinterest board.