Art above byArnie Levin, courtesy of The New Yorker
By DWIGHT GARNER writing in The New York Times, Published: December 14, 2008
Fair readers, hail!
With those lines in this week’s issue of The New Yorker magazine, Roger Angell introduces himself — or, rather, reintroduces himself — at the start of a page-long holiday poem titled “Greetings, Friends!”
It’s a poem that reads as if Mr. Angell has just pulled the cork on a bottle of good Champagne. A toast to the year gone by, “Greetings, Friends!” is stuffed with the names that gave 2008 its particular effervescence.