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John Updike Soars

Posted at 8:48 AM on January 28, 2009 by John Birge

There's nothing I can add to the hundreds of wonderful tributes and thoughtful obituaries for John Updike. But I can offer a few of his poems, which he read for the 2002 edition of my annual Thanksgiving radio special, Giving Thanks.

Click here to listen to Updike read some of his poems about Thanksgiving, November, and gratitude for living.