Category Archives: Brodsky (Joseph)

The Holy Family as Refugees

The story about the holy family’s flight into Egypt is particularly powerful at the moment given the Syrian refugee crisis. This Joseph Brodsky poem captures both the tension of the flight and the Christmas promise.

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Lights As If Out of Nowhere

Joseph Brodsky wrote a series of Christmas poems, including this one

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