Afternoon Bites: “Last Christmas,” Kevin Brockmeier, 2011 in Music, and more

“Christopher Middleton is a poet for our moment: angry, denunciatory, fed up with the status quo. But he’s not a young Occupier or Tea Party supporter. Middleton is an eighty-five-year-old Englishman living in Texas, and his most recent volume, A Company of Ghosts, is approximately his twenty-fourth book of poems.” At BookforumLaura Kolbe on Christopher Middleton.

  • If you’re looking for good discussions of the year in music, might we point you to discussions at Slate and Sound of the City?

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