American Sports Poems

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Orchard Books, 1988 - American poetry - 226 pages
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The Babe (both of them), Muhammad Ali, Shea Stadium, Olympics, football, baseball, horses, gymnasics, pingpong, and rodeo--they are all here and more. Poems by Walt Whitman, Shel Silverstein, Dickey, O'Neill, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Ogden Nash and many others tell the glory and agony of the games. Included are notes on some of the poets' playing experience and their joy at sitting in the bleachers. Ferlinghetti loved watching baseball, but F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about football.

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May Swenson (1913-1989) received many awards for her work, among them the Bollingen Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She published eleven volumes of poems during her lifetime.

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