What better view is there of daily struggle, of America's complex legacies, of true love than from the bleachers of a baseball stadium? In the same way that NPR's Car Talk was not really all about cars, these poems are not really all about baseball.
A collection of poetry and quotes about baseball-and about so much more. The diamond is the backdrop for Loren Broaddus's exploration of nostalgia, family, race, jazz, and the winding hallways of history. Joe DiMaggio is sometimes domestic, sometimes political-microscopic here, aerial there. While Broaddus's poems may start at home plate, he sends them flying in all directions: sometimes into left field, sometimes out of the park entirely.