Announcement: My Poetry Debut at The Hardball Times

Today I made my debut writing baseball-related poetry for a popular sabermetric website, The Hardball Times. My poems will appear on their THT Live section as I write them. Poems are cross-posted to Fangraphs and, if they involve specific players, linked to Fangraphs’ player cards as well. As many of you know, I am a huge baseball fan, so this is an exciting endeavor for me.

Check out my first poem “Triple”, which is in the form of (what I’m calling) a “sudoku haiku” — a set of three haikus that depart from the familiar 5-7-5 syllable count and instead use nine different syllable counts across the nine lines. (For extra credit, one of my haiku lines had zero syllables, made up for by the fact that my byline had exactly six, so I actually used the numbers 0-9!)


If you want to try your own sudoku haiku, use the following syllable pattern:

6
7
5

4
8
3

2
9
1

In “Triple”, I used:
6 (byline)

5
7
4

3
8
2

1
9
0

Pop on over if you get a chance. Comments are welcome on the site.

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