In The Spotlight

Sports Poem Sampler

From the Olympics to baseball playoffs to the start of the football season, sports are in full swing. Did you know that poetry was once an olympic sport?

Archery

The Arrow and the Song Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Basketball

Old Men Playing Basketball BH Fairchild

Makin' Jump Shots Michael S. Harper

Equestrian

Equus Caballus Joel Nelson

Running

Always Something More Beautiful Stephen Dunn

To An Athlete Dying Young AE Housman

Sailing

Sea Fever John Masefield

Swimming

Learning to Swim Bob Hicok

Baseball

Analysis of Baseball May Swenson

Clothespins Stuart Dybek

We’re Human Beings Jill McDonough

Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt David Bottoms

Football

Wide Receiver Mark Halliday

Football Louis Jenkins

Posted on 08.15.16