SPORT LITERATURE      

Keeping Score          Keeping Score: Sports Poems for Every Season (St. Louis: Time Being Books, 2007) 

 

    Win or Win: A Season with Ron Shumate. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri University Foundation, 1992.

 
My other publications in this area include the following:

"Autumn at Woodland Hills Country Club" (poem). Cape Rock, 15 (Summer 1980), 49.

"Big Apple" (poem). Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 8 (Spring 1991), 92.

"The Day Baseball Was Banned at Brice's Crossroads" (story). Elysian Fields Quarterly, 11 (Hot Stove Issue 1992), 23-28.

"For Dal, on the Fourth of July" (poem). Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine, no. 42 (Fall 1992), 44-45.

"Groundskeepers: Opening Day" (poem). Elysian Fields Quarterly, 12 (Opening Day Issue 1993), 42.

"Half-Court Advantage" (poem).  Arete: The Journal of Sport Literature, 5 (Fall 1987), 179-180.

"Homo Agonistes, or, William Faulkner as Sportswriter." Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 13 (Spring 1996), 13-22.

"'Magic Realism': or, The Split-Fingered Fastball of W. P. Kinsella." Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 9 (Fall 1991), 1-10.

"Mr. October" (poem).  Elysian Fields Quarterly, 13 (Winter 1994), 34.

"On the Death of the Evansville University Basketball Team in a Plane Crash" (poem). Cape Rock, 17 (Summer 1982), 40. Reprinted in Robert J. Higgs, Sports: A Reference Guide (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982), and David L. Vanderwerken and Spencer K.Wertz, eds., Sport Inside Out: Readings in Literature and Philosophy (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1985).

"Pick and Roll" (poem). Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 8 (Spring 1991), 14.

Review of God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America, by Robert J. Higgs.  Southern Quarterly, 34 (Summer 1996), 135-137.

Review of Romancing the Horsehide: Baseball Poems on Players and the Game, by Gene Carney. Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives, 2 (Spring 1994), 353-354. 

"Robert J. Higgs and 'Jock Lit': A Review Essay."  Southern Quarterly 49.2&3 (2012): 134-148.

"Running: Cape Girardeau, November 1993" (poem). Cape Rock, 30 (Spring 1995), 16-17.

"'The Shadow Beneath the Act': Willie Morris and the Metaphor of Sports." Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 17 (Fall 1999), 29-37.

"Sports Imagery in Pat Conroy's Novels." Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 11 (Fall 1993), 49-59.

"Strange Heroes: Reflections of a Demolition Derby." Arete: The Journal of Sport Literature, 2 (Fall 1984), 107-109.

"To an Athlete Dying Old" (poem).  Cape Rock, 10 (Summer 1975), 23. 

"Trading Deadline" (story). Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 8 (Spring 1991), 15-20.

"The Way to Watch a Football Game" (poem).  Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, 19 (Fall 2001), 182.