In 2007, my friend Stuart Shea and I launched Bardball, dedicated to the revival of baseball doggerel. Every weekday during the baseball season (give or take), Bardball publishes poetry about the current baseball season, and a few of the past. Though it has many of my own poems on it, It's a fan-driven site that always welcomes new contributors. If you or someone you know likes poetry and baseball, check out Bardball.
Here's a sample of mine:
Occasionally I get into a half-serious mood and work on my expository writing. What keeps it fun is that I often get to record them for broadcast. I've read most of these on WBEZ, Chicago's public radio outlet—many thanks to the good people there for the opportunity.
For three years, Dick Babcock at Chicago Magazine gave me free reign and an entire page for something we called "The Garner Report." They were all satirical graphics – what the mag biz calls "charticles" – riffing on local and national issues. Since they were so graphically detailed, I've only reproduced three of them, which I hope you can read.
Text: A Royal Revenge
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