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For Memorial Day Weekend: The baseball, and life, story of Reed Lovsness

Fans who watched Reed Lovsness pitch in townteam baseball games in the mid-1950s — and thousands did — saw one of southwest Minnesota’s most legendary athletes take the mound: a tall fireballer who rarely lost and never was afraid to be tough with a ball gripped in the fingers of his right hand. 3,781 more words

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Plum trees without warblers: Some kind of warning

As I was on the phone with a friend of mine yesterday afternoon, I flipped open my laptop to scan the news headlines. One led me to stories and opinion columns about criticism of recent votes by a U.S. 983 more words

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Poem on A Year of Being Here

Happy to have my 2011 poem “A New Approach,” carried today by the online anthology  A Year of Being Here.


There’s been some pretty good recent company on the site too: three of the previous four poems came from Steve Kowit, Denise Levertov and Czeslaw Milosz. 9 more words

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District Lit Reader's Choice Award: very nice!

My poem “Where the Music Died,” has won the District Lit Reader’s Choice Award, I learned today in an e-mail from District Lit’s founding editor, Diana Smith Bolton. 743 more words

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Vote for me! (Actually, for my poem)

Over the years, I’ve written a lot of editorials at election time, saying get out and vote. It’s your civic duty, and your voice at the ballot box does count. 826 more words

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A poem and a foreword

Got a couple of pieces of good news this morning.

My poem “Among Old Graves” has been chosen for Kind of A Hurricane Press’ annual best-of-the-year poetry anthology. 347 more words

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Best of Kind of a Hurricane ... Now in stores

Here’s an excellent gift idea for poetry or literature lovers on your holiday lists this year: Kind of a Hurricane Press’ best-of-2013 anthology is now available in most major bookstores and through multiple online retailers. 72 more words

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