Vito Gentile Fifty Poems About Christmas

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Fifty Poems About Christmas

 
9780988496712: Fifty Poems About Christmas

Vito Gentile has been writing Christmas poems for almost fifty years and sending them out to family and friends for over forty. Finally the collection! His poems delight in the joys of Christmas from unique angles. From "Christmas rides a city bus...", "A camel and a star stood on the side of a cellophane hill...", "Sail away towards the furthermost star..., to "... a trillion tin angels sing Adeste Fideles!", Gentile conjures up countless realities. His novel approach to the holiday season will lift your spirits with smiles and warmhearted tears. "...Christmas memories, be they here, or gone, or yet to come!" Gentile's prose, plays, and poetry weave humor and pathos, sometimes within a single sentence while he has been enthralling audiences and readers with his decisive honesty for more than half a century. But nothing thrills him as much as writing about Christmas. Other holiday works of his are: "Little Christmas" a childhood memoir, also in print, "Guests at the Stable" a children's Nativity musical with book and lyrics by Gentile and music by Bradley Hull, and "Things to do on Christmas Eve" a collection of nine short insightful plays with characters whose paths cross during a long and hurried Christmas Eve. What critics have said about his works: "If you don't recognize the characters here you have probably been hanging around the wrong people.... their ethnicity runs a distant second to their universality; their appeal is their humanity." New York Times "The playwright has endowed his characters with such believable and undeniable recognizable human qualities that they become automatically interesting, and instantly snare audience involvement." Variety

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