Now, some say baseball
Actually reflects American history--
This may well be true.
I noticed that when the Expos
Outlived their Canadian welcome, the
Nat’s eschewed to become “Senators” (thrice removed)
And found a suitable populist replacement.
Let’s hear it for our millennial Washingtonians; seems they know
“Senator” ’s since become a dirty word.
Header art by T. Guzzio. Original image via MLB.com
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East Bay native Lee Foust studied creative writing at San Francisco State. Abandoning both the city and his studies, he traveled to Europe--a novel idea in his head--and fell in love with the city of Rome. Later, he studied in Florence and NYC, obtained a Ph.D., wed a well-known rock critic, and co-edited Resister magazine. Washing again upon Tuscan shores, Lee now teaches Literature and Creative Writing for various US universities in Italy, writes a literary column for The Florence Newspaper, and recites his own works, with and without banging a drum, to anyone who’ll listen. Foust’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers in the USA, Australia, Canada, and Italy. He also wrote the “Crass” entry for the Spin Alternative Record Guide because no rock critic would touch it. In 2013 he published Sojourner, a collection of poetry and prose about the people and places Lee has encountered during his twenty-five years of travel. His latest book, Poison and Antidote: Bohemian Stories, was published in May. Learn more about Lee via his website, keep up with him through his blog, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook. You can also hear Lee on Soundcloud.
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