A new year is upon us, which brings with it reflections on the year behind us. We at the PLC thank you, our readers and audiences, for a literary year to remember, and offer you best wishes for the year to come.
And now, the inevitable question: How will you be ringing in the new year?
Many of us may take a cue from Walt Whitman and spend a quiet evening at home in a comfy chair.
Others, perhaps, will don fancy costumes and dance the night away like Edna St. Vincent Millay (third from the right).
Or, if you’re like Allen Ginsberg, maybe you’ll invite Bob Dylan over for a celebratory meal.
Will you, as Robert Frost prefers, celebrate with a festive cake after dinner (or before dinner; no one’s judging)?
And shall we all link arms as the clock strikes midnight and sing “Auld Lang Syne,” most likely first recorded in writing by poet Robert Burns?
No matter how you choose to head into 2017, the Poetry and Literature Center will be waiting for you on the other side. We can’t wait to share another year with you, dear friends!