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Saturday, May 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sports Page, the Pandemic Edition

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Join Ken Waldman, Marjorie Maddox, and J.D. Scrimgeour for Sports Page, the Pandemic Edition, a freewheeling session, half panel discussion, and half poetry reading. Ken Waldman's 2020 collection, Sports Page, provides a foundation. Former tennis teacher and highly-ranked junior player, Waldman, in his book, takes on sports in a range of settings: a section set in Alaska, a section of sonnets, a baseball section, and more. Marjorie Maddox is the great-grandniece of Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodger manager who signed Jackie Robinson, trail breaking athlete of color. She has eleven poetry collections and has written extensively about baseball. J.D. Scrimgeour has also written extensively about baseball, as well as about basketball, and is a great friend of the Festival. All three have published in Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature. They look forward to sharing how they've combined a love of poetry with a love of sports.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/play/HPQ3WKcJPJTBYmKWMFmomvDJdwy2kufBIvUPOblEKsYnrel08lmyxjlmM4nL7w9DGIoqmo6TYOYWVV2k.h9aPY3y6xFCQsIid?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=FDldYwAgTmG1OXGfjABNWQ.1621112529150.0b45f7525d9f40d919194ce792b634b8&_x_zm_rhtaid=742

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Ken Waldman

Ken Waldman's eighteen books consist of fifteen full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a creative writing manual, and a children's poetry book. His nine CDs include two for kids. Since 1995 he's been on tour, appearing in a wide range of venues for a wide range of audiences. k... Read More →
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Marjorie Maddox

Professor of English and Creative Writing, Lock Haven University
Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry; the story collection What She Was Saying; four children’s YA books; Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania; and Presence (assistant editor). Begin with a Question... Read More →
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J.D. Scrimgeour

A long-time professor at Salem State, J.D. Scrimgeour lives in Salem and has written extensively about sports, especially baseball and basketball. His five books include the basketball memoir, Spin Moves. He also appears in the anthology Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT