Meet Da Baux's Baseball Bard

Monday, August 29 2011 @ 11:05 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

Dating at least to "Casey at the Bat," baseball has, more than any other North American sporting event, inspired a fair amount of poetry. (You could say this is the art form of going fron "bat" to "verse.")

Today, sample the work of veteran Bauxite Rusty Priske, whose poem "Thrill Of" is part of his online collection, and who knows?, maybe part of his next book. (His first book, Rusty Priske: Trapeze Artist is available for preview on the site linked above.)

So in this thread, Bauxites -- consider it the "Arts & Letters" section of the site -- give shout-out feedback to Bauxite Poet Laureate Rusty ... name your own favorite baseball-themed poens -- and if you have heard from the muse of baseball yourownsellf, let us know right here!

Rusty's bio blurb: Slam Master for Capital Slam, the second-longest-running poetry slam in Canada, 2008-present Slam Master for Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2010 Member of the Capital Slam team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 Member of the Canadian National Slam Championship Team 2009 Member of the Legend of the Five Rings Story Team 2006-present Member of the Warlord: Saga of the Storm Story Team 2001-2006 Member of Spoken Word Group: The Copper Conundrum 2010-present Member of Spoken Word Group: The Recipe 2009-2010