Posts Tagged ‘William Carlos Williams’

Woman reading

it is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there
William Carlos Williams

And, yeah, it’s still hard to get the news from poetry–so MANY bleeding poets, so many styles, departures, arguments, Cage Matches, grudges, minor explosions, effusions, scatterings, flatulences–but  old Doc Williams is still right. Here are some places where you can get the word on what’s newsworthy in the dangerous world of the rhapsodes:

Chamber Four’s best poetry 2010

No Tell Motel’s best poetry 2010

On the Seawall’s Lists of Recommended Poetry 2010

The Prague Post

Best-selling poetry books, 2010

Timothy Donnelly‘s favorite poets of 2010

Picks by the staff of Poetry magazine

Dean Rader’s picks for best poems of 2010 in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Ty Cobb
“I see great things in baseball.” – Walt Whitman

William Carlos Williams’ The Crowd at the Ball Game
Donald Hall’s baseball poetry
Marianne Moore’s Baseball and Writing
Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Baseball Canto
Tom Clark’s The Great One
Gregory Corso’s Dream of a Baseball Star
John Updike’s Tao in the Yankee Stadium Bleachers
And of course Ernest Lawrence Thayer‘s Casey at the Bat
Late-breaking news:

Don’t forget Lisa Siedlarz’s I Dream My Brother Plays Baseball, a chapbook you can download for FREE.

And a lovely poem by Galway Kinnell with a funny reference to baseball players and kid’s pajamas.