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Playoffs Begin! – 7/20 vs. CLEAR
Matt on second base following a "mere double" - what a game! Hit for the cycle with 2 homers, including two grand slams Monday saw the opening of the Summer League playoffs, & the Underhanded Compliments entered the tourney as the number one seed. As such, ...
Matt on second base following a "mere double" - what a game! Hit for the cycle with 2 homers, including two grand slams Monday saw the opening of the Summer League playoffs, & the Underhanded Compliments entered the tourney a...
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pastoral in negative space #4
buzz of grasshoppers in mid afternoon: it electrifies the tall grass—black faced hornet darting around the pump house—vespula vulgaris creeping under the soffits—across the highway’s heat shimmer baby blue & white bee boxes—landscape of insects dry pasture ...
buzz of grasshoppers in mid afternoon: it electrifies the tall grass—black faced hornet darting around the pump house—vespula vulgaris creeping under the soffits—across the highway’s heat shimmer baby blue & white bee boxes—l...
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Regular Season Finale – 7/6 vs. The Therminators
Huge game for Mark: 4 for 5, including a double & two home runs, 3 runs scored & 9 rbis! The evening of July 6th brought some milder temperatures after a prolonged heat wave—it truly was lovely, & perfect for a softball game; & indeed, the Underhanded Compl...
Huge game for Mark: 4 for 5, including a double & two home runs, 3 runs scored & 9 rbis! The evening of July 6th brought some milder temperatures after a prolonged heat wave—it truly was lovely, & perfect for a softball game;...
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pastoral in negative space #1
this is not a patch of black iris blooming next to cement steps—this is not the cement steps painted spanish blue that lead to the back door painted spanish blue—this is not the back door of the 1920s farmhouse listing southwest as the ground shifts timbers...
this is not a patch of black iris blooming next to cement steps—this is not the cement steps painted spanish blue that lead to the back door painted spanish blue—this is not the back door of the 1920s farmhouse listing southw...
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"'Round Midnight" – Jazz on Nylon #9 (a & b)
A happy Sunday, friends. We’re back at you with another installment in the Jazz on Nylon series. Great song for a hot summer evening or night—so great in fact, that I’m posting two versions for your listening pleasure. Thelonious Monk’s composition “’ Round...
A happy Sunday, friends. We’re back at you with another installment in the Jazz on Nylon series. Great song for a hot summer evening or night—so great in fact, that I’m posting two versions for your listening pleasure. Thelon...
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This story about French shortstop Melissa Mayeux was originally reported in June, but it continues to make me happy, especially thinking about all the great women athletes on the Underhanded Compliments softball team.
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pastoral in negative space #5
a double sunflower gazing east on this scorching morning takes note of nothing except sunlight's spectra—a barn red lean-to that rolls of sheep fence spill from & truck tires weighting the corrugated roof are indistinguishable from the surroundings: light w...
a double sunflower gazing east on this scorching morning takes note of nothing except sunlight's spectra—a barn red lean-to that rolls of sheep fence spill from & truck tires weighting the corrugated roof are indistinguishabl...
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pastoral in negative space #3
dry creek bed cutting emptiness through horsetail & bitterbrush in July 2011—a track for coyotes stalking like ghosts in a landscape where animals flicker to shades in gray-green twilight—emptiness of this summer: the tire swing dangling a zero from that bi...
dry creek bed cutting emptiness through horsetail & bitterbrush in July 2011—a track for coyotes stalking like ghosts in a landscape where animals flicker to shades in gray-green twilight—emptiness of this summer: the tire sw...
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pastoral in negative space 2
west wind rustling through fescue & ryegrass parched in August said nothing you could repeat—numinous as an oxygen concentrator huffing in a bedroom lit up vermilion in total lunar eclipse— nothing you could repeat: sprinkler head changing water to smoke & ...
west wind rustling through fescue & ryegrass parched in August said nothing you could repeat—numinous as an oxygen concentrator huffing in a bedroom lit up vermilion in total lunar eclipse— nothing you could repeat: sprinkler...
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"Poem Read At André Salmon’s Wedding"
Poem Read At André Salmon’s Wedding July 13 1909 Seeing the flags this morning I didn’t tell myself Behold the rich garments of the poor Or democratic modesty wants to veil its sorrow Or honoring liberty now makes us imitate Leaves o vegetable liberty o sol...
Poem Read At André Salmon’s Wedding July 13 1909 Seeing the flags this morning I didn’t tell myself Behold the rich garments of the poor Or democratic modesty wants to veil its sorrow Or honoring liberty now makes us imitate ...
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Everything that Rises Must Converge – 6/29 vs. Energy 350
Matt in center, Steven at short, Emily K at third - all played a great game on defense   The Underhanded Compliments went into last week’s game in a virtual tie for first with Energy 350. Both teams had four wins & no losses; the only thing separating us wa...
Matt in center, Steven at short, Emily K at third - all played a great game on defense  The Underhanded Compliments went into last week’s game in a virtual tie for first with Energy 350. Both teams had four wins & no losses; ...
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That Summer Feeling (revisited)
Hello, friends! Hope you all are enjoying your summer at least as much as I have been. From time to time a good friend sends me an email that begins with words to this effect: “As much as I enjoy your last blog post, it has been up for a really long time.” ...
Hello, friends! Hope you all are enjoying your summer at least as much as I have been. From time to time a good friend sends me an email that begins with words to this effect: “As much as I enjoy your last blog post, it has b...
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125 people
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83 people
Marcalan Mcvicker's profile photo
Leomindo Colance's profile photo
Diana WinslowMSW's profile photo
Scott Houston's profile photo
Doug Peabody's profile photo
Brittany Klein's profile photo
Paul Bethard's profile photo
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  • University of Virginia
    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983