Poems by Mel Glenn* Back

*asterisk indicates new poem

16th CENTURY MAN MEETS THE HOME RUN DERBY*

A $600,000 Sack – ( football)

A BASEBALL/POETRY LINK?

A CUP OF COFFEE

A FATHER AND HIS SON – (football)

A FREUDIAN CHEER

A GEORGE CARLIN BASKETBALL POEM

A LETTER TO THE BASEBALL GODS

A MODEST PROPOSAL

A SINGLES HITTER

A VERY SHORT POEM ON MARCH MADNESS

A VISIT TO THE THERAPIST

AMANDA BERNE (skiing)

AMERICAN JINGOISM (Olympics)

ANNIE ROBERTS (rock climbing)

ANOTHER OPENIN' ANOTHER SHOW

ANOTHER OPENING DAY

ANTHONY "BIG MOOSE" MILOTTI – (football)

ARCO, IDAHO – (football)

AS IF WRITTEN IN 1908

BALLET OF BASEBALL

BALLPLAYER'S LAMENT

BAS-KET (basketball)

BASEBALL AS COMFORT FOOD

BASEBALL AS EXTENDED METAPHOR

BASEBALL AS EXTENDED METAPHOR II

BASEBALL IN THE BACKGROUND

BASEBALL LOYALTY

BASEBALL PREVIEW

BASEBALL'S PACE

BASEBALL, SOUTHERN STYLE

BEFORE PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

BEFORE SOCCER MOMS

BENITA ALVAREZ

BETRAYAL

BILLY ANDERSON – (football)

BILLY SHAKESPEARE WAITING FOR SPRING TRAINING

BOX SCORE

BOYS AND THEIR TOYS

CARTER BISHOP – CONVERSE, LOUISIANA (basketball)

CASEY, FUHGEDDABOUDIT !

CHERYL ANN KENNICUTT (cheerleading)

CHILDHOOD GAMES

CONEY ISLAND BALL

CRACK OF THE BAT

D. J. TUCKER (basketball)

DANNY VARGAS

DARIUS MILLS (basketball)

DARK TENNIS (tennis)

DEEP INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER

DEFENSIVE INDIFFERENCE*

DESIREE FEINGOLD (ice hockey)

DIE-HARD FAN

DISSECTION

DONALD TRUMP, BASEBALL MANAGER*

EMILY KNEW BASEBALL

EVA LANTANA

EXTRA INNINGS – A MODEST PROPOSAL

FATHERS AND SONS

FEELIN' GOOD

FIELD OF DREAMS

FIRST PLACE

FLORIDA GOLF

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (football)

GAME CALLED ON ACCOUT OF ...

GHOSTS OF BROOKLYN PAST

GIRLS AND BASEBALL

GLICKMAN

GOD AND BASEBALL

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE

HADLEY TRASK (auto racing)

HAPPY FELTON'S KNOT HOLE GANG

HAPPY GIRL AT THE BALL PARK

HE NEVER HEARD OF BOBBY THOMPSON

HE SOLD HIS GOLD MEDAL – Olympics

HOT AIR (football)

HOT STOVE LEAGUE

I COULDA BEEN A SPORTSWRITER

I THOUGHT I'D BE A SPORTS JOURNALIST

IF LANGSTON HUGHES PLAYED BASEBALL

IKE DAVIS IS BATTING .143

IKE DAVIS, AGAIN

IN AN ALIEN COUNTRY

IN PRAISE OF THE LONG-RELIEF MAN

IN PRAISE OF THE LOWLY BUNT

IN THE BOX (drama)

IN WHAT BRACKET? (basketball)

ITALIAN RACE CAR DRIVER (racing)

IVAN DELINOV

JAVIER NIEVES (football)

JOEL'S FATHER (basketball)

JULIETTE (tennis)

KARL SPOONER – WHO?

LEBRON HAS CHANGED HIS NUMBER - basketball

LISA HOWARD (swimming)

LOCAL STORY #6

MAJOR LEAGUE ERROR

MARTIN ANDREWS (cricket)

MEETING TWO B-BALLERS ON THE TRAIN (basketball)

METRICS SHMETRICS

MICHAEL, THE ROOKIE

MISSING BASEBALL

MISSY DARLING (tennis)

MONICA MOORE

MY FATHER DID NOT PLAY

MY FATHER'S BASEBALL STORY

MY MOTHER TOOK ME TO THE BALLGAME

NERVOUS BREAKDOWN*

NOBODY LIVES IN K.C.

NOBODY REMEMBERS PUNCHBALL

NOT READY TO CALL THE GAME

NOW BATTING, #4, THE POET

OBIT: CHARLIE WILLIAMS

ON BASKETBALL,ON CREATIVITY

ON HEARING THE LEARNED BASEBALL MAN

ON LOSING

ON ORDERING A GRANDCHILD FROM AMAZON

ON READING SOMONE ELSE'S BASEBALL BOOK

ON TAKING HIS GIRLFRIEND TO A BALLGAME

ON THE BRINK OF ELIMINATION

ON THE RADIO

ON WINNING

OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY II

PACKERS RELEASE ... (football)

PENNY COLES (surfing)

PINCH HITTERS

PITCH AND CATCH

PITCH PERFECT #1

PITCH PERFECT #2

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

PLAYOFF VOID, 2016

POET / BALLPLAYER

POETRY IN THE MINOR LEAGUES

PROMISES, PROMISES

RACE RELATIONS – BROOKLYN DIVISION

RADIO DAYS

RASHID EARLE – track star

RIDICULOUS NAMES (basketball)

ROOTING FOR A .500 TEAM

ROOTING FOR A LOSING TEAM

ROOTING FOR A NO-HITTER

ROUT

SAHR AMARA (track)

SANDLOT BALL

SCOUTING REPORT

SECRET PLACES OF A BOY'S HEART (basketball)

SMALL TOWN BALL

SNOW – FIELD OF DREAMS

SOCCER – 2014

SONG FOR A NO-HITTER

SPORTS AND MICHAELANGELO

SPORTS FOR THE MASSES

SPORTS INJURIES OF A WEEKEND WARRIOR

SPRING TRAINING

SPRING TRAINING ACROSTIC

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

STREET GAMES

SURELY, HE'S WORTH MORE

SWINGING FOR THE FENCES

TAKE THAT, MY GYM TEACHER, OR WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID

TARYN KAYE – (tennis)

TEACHER ALL-STAR

THAT CYCLING FAMILY – (cycling)

THAT'S WHAT MAKES BALLGAMES*

THE (ALMOST) NO-HITTER AND "THE OPEN BOAT

THE ARC OF THE BALL

THE BACK PAGES

THE BATTING CAGE

THE CHINESE LADIES (exercise)

THE FIRST GAME

THE FROZEN BOWL (football)

THE HAT*

THE JETER CORONATION

THE JEWISH BALLPLAYER, A STEREOTYPE*

THE LAST OUT

THE LINEUP

THE LOSING PITCHER TALKS TO HIS THERAPIST

THE METS MEET THE MET

THE MOUNTAINEER (mountain climbing)

THE NATURAL

THE OTHER GAME (basketball)

THE PLAY'S THE THING

THE PLAYER WHO

THE PLAYOFFS

THEY DON'T KNOW PUNCHBALL*

THIRD BASE COACH

THIRTY SECONDS – (Olympics)

TOM SEAVER'S OFFICE

TY COBB

UNWATCHABLE

VIOLET THRASHER

WALK-OFF HOME RUN

WATCHING BASKETBALL

WHEN MARIA STRIKES THE BALL (tennis)

WHEN NELSON TAKES THE MOUND

WHEN NOVAK SHOOTS (basketball)

WHEN YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER SLUMPS

WHERE NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME (football)

WHITE MAN'S BASEBALL

WHITMAN PLAYED THE OUTFIELD

WHY BASEBALL IS IMPORTANT

WILD CARD*

WINTER BALL

WINTER OF MY DISCONTENT

WORSHIPPING BASEBALL

YOU TAKE IT TOO PERSONALLY

YOU'RE WRONG, MR. JABBAR