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Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Poetry: Why Do We Give Thanks?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.

Thanksgiving Poems

poetryfoundation.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Thanksgiving is America's harvest festival--a time to acknowledge the help of family and friends, and a reminder of what a gift it is to be alive. It'...

This Thanksgiving, Let's Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

In Mary Rowlandson's hugely popular captivity narrative from 1676, she describes her colony's struggles with the natives and how, when such a struggle was won, the town leaders held days of public thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Poems By Billy Collins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TWO THANKSGIVING POEMS BY BILLY COLLINS Reprinted with permission from "The Dreadest Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays" published by Stewart, ...

Thanksgiving Poems: The Cranberry Cantos

The Poetry Foundation | Editors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation Thanksgiving is America's harvest festival--a time to acknowledge the help of family and friends, and a reminder of what a gift...

Third Screen: Meleagris Gallopavo

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vickie Karp

I was happy writing "Talk" pieces and poems for The New Yorker, including a turkey timeline called Meleagris Gallopavo. Overdue for an update, non?