Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems (Paperback)
  • Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems (Paperback)
zoom

Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems (Paperback)

(author)
£21.95
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 31/05/2002
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In sparing lines and with a reluctant irony reminiscent of Holden Caulfield, Dan Zamudio deadpans his way through more than 100 poems on baseball. It is a teen's smirk the speaker wears, telling us that a ""slight distraction / always helps"" when you're tendering a month-old ticket for today's game (""Say, who's pitching today?"") - and when the teacher leaves the room, ""Long / unsharpened / pencils / swing across / desk tops / connect with / inside pitches"" (""Hurry, she's coming!""). In Chicago, the poet's home-town, the South Side may have Buddy Guys, but Wrigley is still the best known venue for the blues (""Blues""). Sharing the delights of poetry and baseball without condescension, the author meets young adults and thus all of us on common ground, engaging with familiar language and anecdotes that part of life still pretending to distrust anyone over the age of 30.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786413140
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 230 x 166 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
Ariel
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Hardback
Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
Added to basket
The Waste Land and Other Poems
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
You Made Me Late Again!
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Collected Poems 1909-1962
Added to basket
Leonard Cohen Poems
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Paradise Lost
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wilfred Owen
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Added to basket
The Divine Comedy
Added to basket
The Prophet
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.