47. Because David Roth at The Classical thinks you should and he knows what’s what in the world of online sportswriting. I know because he interviewed me yesterday for his own Kickstarted website for smart sports fans (a bit more journalistic and poetic than ours may turn out to be) and said some great things about us.
Here are a couple of excerpts:
DR: What are the challenges of writing…
By now, most of you must know that I’m co-founding and co-editing a new online forum for thoughtful observers of sport: The Allrounder. If so, you also know that to raise funds for our launch and first year of operation, we’re in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign that will run until May 20. We are asking for $55,000 in donations. As usual for Kickstarter, if we don’t get it all, we get…
I wrote most of this a few years ago. It seems much more important now. And so I added a bit to it at the end. Thanks for reading.
What is my father’s voice? What does it sound and feel like? What does it say? What difference does it make? I’ve written about how radio broadcasts would help me mute the sound of his voice as he and my mother argued and how, at a metaphorical level, my father’s…
This is the text of a presentation I’ll be giving this weekend at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference at New York University. It’s also an abbreviated version of Chapter One of my book manuscript. I know it’s a scholarly work, and long for a blog post, but I trust the intelligence, curiosity, and attention span of my readers. Feedback welcome as always!
An experiment, with apologies to Wallace Stevens
The cotton, nylon and spandex are blended
to provide superior softness, stretchy comfort
and to keep sweat out of your eyes,
so all you have to worry about is your game.
For eight dollars