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On Days Like This: Poems

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 90 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Helicon Nine Editions
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Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Since this is a book published by a professional baseball player rather than a professional poet, I had low expectations. Admitting that expectations almost always inform final impressions to some extent, at times I did think some of the content is cliched, but more often I found myself surprised by the poignancy with which Quisenberry relays scenes with strong imagery and emotions with insightful wording.

Since few baseball players have published works of poetry, the particular situations and c
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very deep and spiritual poetry from a former MLB pitcher. While the baseball poems are insightful and sublime, it's the relief half of the book that truly shines.
Aug 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
I have a soft spot for the Quis (submarine throwing relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals; published two books of poetry), but the work is a little prosaic, though some of his lines are more interesting than those of your average disruption-fetishist of the meandering now. Probably more of a two-and-a-half star book. I mean, two stars means "ok", so. The Quis might have developed even further if he hadn't died of a brain tumor at a relatively young age.
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