Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Book Your Stocking with Michael J. Wolfe

Book Your Stocking 2018

Book Your Stocking: December 11

Thank you for returning to today's Book Your Stocking. Every December day of 2018, avid readers are sharing the one book they'd be glad to find in their winter stocking this year. Please welcome Michael J. Wolfe back to this year's edition. Read his last year's book recommendations, here.

Half-Light: Collected Poems
by Frank Bidart

It would delight and no doubt astound me to find in my stocking Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart, because 

  1. throughout the years his poems have always been around but not close enough; I’ve never owned one of his books; 
  2. What could be better than waking up on Christmas morning to a giant book of gay poems with a beheading gracing the cover?
  3. My stocking is so tiny and barely fit for a gift-card that for this 700+ page book to be in my stocking would mean something impossible would have occurred overnight, and I’d very much like to believe in that possibility as well as in the magic in Bidart’s poetry. 


Michael J. Wolfe
About today's reader: 

Michael J. Wolfe lives in L.A. where he is currently developing a documentary series based on queer history. He can be found online at WolfeWrites.com.


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