Hummers, Knucklers, and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems
by Johnson, Don, ed
Urbana/Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1991). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-252-01810-9 . [beautiful, as-new copy, with no significant wear to either book or jacket; jacket a teensy bit faded at spine]. "Collected here are baseball poems written over the past four decades by fifty-seven contemporary poets, including Richard Eberhart, Donald Hall, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Hugo, and Gail Mazur. [Also Gregory Corso and John Updike.] Few of them venerate legendary baseball players. Instead, they celebrate all the wonderful variations of the game itself: the minor leagues, college ball, high school, American Legion, Babe Ruth and Little League, pickup games in sandlots and pastures, family games of catch in backyards, softball, stickball, tennis-ball-against-the-wall ball." . (Inventory #: 14614)
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