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The 5th Inning (Busboys and Poets)


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The authors second memoir following Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer, this book finds poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller returning to baseball, the game of his youth, in order to find the metaphor that will provide the measurement of his life. Almost 60, he ponders whether his life can now be entered into the official record books as a success or failure. Written in short, journal-like entries, The 5th Inning is one mans examination of personal relationships, depression, love, and loss. Its a box score filled with remembrance—a story of the individual alone on the pitching mound or in the batter's box. Its a combination of baseball and the blues.

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E. Ethelbert Miller is the editor of Poet Lore magazine, the board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies, and a board member of the Writers Center. He is the author of Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer and How We Sleep on the Nights We Don't Make Love, which was an Independent Publisher Award Finalist. He is the recipient of the O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize, the Barnes & Noble/Writers for Writers Award, and a Fulbright grant to visit Israel. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Miller, E Ethelbert
PM Press
Miller, E. Ethelbert
Biography - General
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Busboys and Poets
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