The baseball season is in full swing! But for some, poetry holds an allure that organized sports cannot compete with.
This Poetry Friday, we turn our gaze to the fairly rare intersection of childhood, literature, and sports.
Please enjoy Michael Estok's sensitive exploration of growing up poetically inclined in a childhood community of sports enthusiasts, "Out in left field for the Canadian poets' baseball league," from his 1987 collection Paradise Garage.
Now go outside and enjoy the day. And bring some poetry along, just in case.