Back-handed gratitude from William S. Burroughs — perfect for Thanksgiving Day

Ouch! William S. Burroughs didn’t spare any understated sarcasm in this reading of his poem, “Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986,” filmed by the great Gus Van Sant.

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For perhaps less sarcastic fare, serve your ears this audio program about poems of gratitude on the occasion of Thanksgiving.