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Litbits & Celebration

In which James Kidd and Adam Smyth—frolicsome to the max—consider how literature does celebration. Are we all too down with ambivalence to have a darn good time? So: Dickens does Christmas. Milton does Shakespeare. Carver does vodka. Gerard Manley Hopkins does the night. Frank O’Hara does love. And Kool and the Gang does … well, joyful tat-pop, I suppose. (Yaa-HOO!) Now pick up that loose pom pom—that one, over there, the one that looks like a weird cat—and join the literary party.

[first broadcast on Resonance FM in December 2015.]

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