Literary Nonfiction. Baseball. George Bowering is fond of baseball, and he likes the alphabet. Having written a few baseball books and a few alphabet books over the years, he decided to write a baseball alphabet book. THE DIAMOND ALPHABET is made up of 130 between-innings takes, five for each letter. You probably expected "Mays," but were you ready for "Uzbekistan"? Tall tales, memories, facts and opinions are interwoven in this delightful collection of short takes on the gentleman's game that demonstrates the full potential of the relationship between baseball and literature.
George Bowering is a two-time winner of the Governor-General's Award for Poetry, and was Canada's first Poet-Laureate. His most recent books of poetry are SOME END / WEST BROADWAY (New Star Books, 2018), THE WORLD, I GUESS (New Star Books, 2015) and Teeth (2013). New Star Books recently re-issued his 1977 novel A SHORT SAD BOOK (New Star Books, 2017). Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN