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A Witty Holiday Greeting For Struggling Writers To Send Friends

Langston Hughes wrote it when he was a broke poet and author — and it’s genius

What do you do at Christmas if you’re a writer short on cash but long on warm friendships? For the poet Langston Hughes, the answer was to give the gift of his wit.

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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.