The holiday catalogues have started to arrive in my mailbox. And while I’m admiring how pretty they are as decorations for my recycling bin, I felt the need to write a little guidance on surviving this annual season of materialism. Here’s my top-20 list of reasons to make it easy on yourself — buy poetry books for everyone on your list. (My kids helped with this, so please forgive the sarcasms!)
Top 20 reasons to give poetry books as gifts
#20 – Won’t go out of fashion (because it isn’t fashionable to begin with).
#19 – They probably don’t already have it.
#18 – Everyone needs more poetry!
#17 – Shows that you think of them as extremely intelligent, emotionally sensitive, and spiritually evolved people.
#16 – Makes you seem quite intelligent, emotionally sensitive, and spiritually evolved.
#15 – Non-perishable.
#14 – Cheaper than a great bottle of wine.
#13 – Invites reading lines…
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