I'm a published poet.
The latest edition of "Spitball -- the Literary Baseball Magazine" arrived in the mail on Friday. My poem "Row 747, Upper Deck" is one of five poems interspersed with short fiction and an article about the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees. The cover is a black and white representation of Andre Dawson taking a long look to left, his home run swing completed, the Montreal Expos ensignia across his jersey. I attended a few games in that city, a lost franchise. Maybe it is fitting that my first published poem was about baseball.
It is incredibly flattering to have your work recognized. When I opened to page 20 and read it again, I wanted to re-write it, of course. Always room for improvement.
So, my thanks to Mike Shannon and William McGill, the Editor and Poetry Editor for 'Spitball'. You can see other poems they have selected at their website .