put down that weird christmas sweater. don't buy that crock pot for mom. infuse a little literary goodness into the season. words last forever, after all. & don't require an AC adapter.
if you want a little poetry in your life this season, check out these books:
Collected Poems by Jack Gilbert.
Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Celebrate the poet lost too soon.
Red Army Red: Poems by Jehanne Dubrow.
If you haven't read any of Jehanne's other collections, run, hurry! Pick all of them up. She is amazing.
ELEGIES for New York Avenue by Melanie Henderson.
Winner of the 2011 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Gorgeous & rich writing by my friend & editor of Tidal Basin Review.
Best New Poets 2012: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers.