Santa Claus, who appears all over the place at towards the end of the year, raises so many questions. Who is he? Where on earth did he come from? Why the red suit?
In this special rejesus investigation, we look at the saint behind it all, St Nick.
Written by Simon Jenkins
We asked comic poet, entertainer and all-round lover of words Jude Simpson to write five ‘funny’ poems about Jesus for this site. And to document her creative process in an audio diary.
Jude spent the middle part of 2006 developing here ideas. Read and listen to them here.
Poet Steve Turner imagines Jesus being born today “in a downtown motel marked by a helicopter’s flashing bulb…” Steve, rock biographer and journalist, has been writing poetry since the 1970s. He selected 12 of the poems he has written between then and now which are about Jesus. They range from the “animals, stables, stars and babies” of Christmas to the “mattress of stone” on Easter morning.
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