The winter solstice is this Sunday, which means the sun will be shining a little longer each day following. Hurrah! I am planning to read this and this (snagged an advance copy from a friend) over the holidays. The office will be closed here from tomorrow until January 5, but you can still reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Very best wishes for your holidays from BU Creative Writing!
Here are some literary links:
Must-read wisdom from Wendell Berry:
“Good work finds the way between pride and despair. It graces with health. It heals with grace. It preserves the given so that it remains a gift.”
A witty, wordy letter.
Gift ideas from Harvard Book Store.
Gift ideas from Miranda July? (This is so cool.) Click on an object to see its corresponding passage.
Jan Morris on books:
“I am all too easily seduced by almost any kind of book. The name of the author entices me of course, the subject, sometimes the title, the opinion of critics I respect, a handsome jacket, elegant typography, the intoxicating smell of a volume and occasionally just a bibliophile’s foolish impulse.”
Did you know that Joseph Brodsky wrote a Christmas poem every year? Here’s one, translated by Derek Walcott.
Happy fourth day of Hanukkah! A Hanukkah poem by Emma Lazarus.
“The Burglar at Christmas” by Willa Cather, published under her pseudonym.
A winter poem by William Carlos Williams.