I am excited to share the first anniversary of my seasonal book, Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems, now in distribution worldwide.
This book of poetry for Advent and Christmas and the tail end of the star we call Epiphany includes some poems a few years old, like the title poem, a memory I revisit every December 24th. Most are new. I write about tasting “blue” Christmas baked into cookies, tying a mask on the red-nosed reindeer, and being changed by “Wasn’t That a Mighty Day?” sung in Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.”
From “Christmas Comes”:
…Christmas comes whether we are ready or not;
It comes whether we want it or not
It comes whether we used to believe,
Or try to believe, or are afraid to believe.
Christmas comes with presents and with absence.
It comes as expected,
And it comes as a nearly unbearable surprise …
NEW this year for churches, libraries, book groups: a tailored to your needs Zoom program with a reading from the book and workshop. Examples include: “It’s Beginning to Read a Lot Like Christmas” (with participants sharing their favorite Christmas story and discovering what makes a book “Christmas”) or “May your Days be Merry and Write” (with participants writing their own Christmas greeting, poem or mini-memoir.) My fee in the US is the purchase of ten or more print books by the sponsor (to be purchased by the participants or other friends who can’t attend) from Bookbaby. https://store.bookbaby.com/book/christmas-eve-at-the-epsom-circle-mcdonalds-and-other-poems
For individuals who want to purchase a book for themselves or as gifts, Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems can be ordered from your independent book store, or follow this link for print or electronic books https://store.bookbaby.com/book/christmas-eve-at-the-epsom-circle-mcdonalds-and-other-poems Both formats are also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and others, but they are less generous with authors.
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