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January 30, 2014

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Hannah, I am thrilled to read your essay. . . . I live in Madison, am an enormous Packers fan, and a Russell Wilson worshipper. . . . This past football season I experienced a lot of people scratching their heads: HOW CAN YOU LIKE FOOTBALL?
My poems are telling me why, and your words do too.
Thank you--
Andrea

Just to let you know I loved your blog and posted it to the Fbook page I moderate...Poetry Express. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poetryexpress/530883920286487

I love this, both for its structure and content, together it is magic

Beautiful thoughtful skillful subtle and most of all it vindicates a guilty pleasure. (Go Peyton!)

boys have been waxing poetic about sports for generations (for baseball, check out Peter Gammons, Donald Hall; the saint, Roger Angell; and the nut, George Will); now girls are witnessing the Platonic forms and perfections. i truly appreciate the passion here, and I mean that; but i don't buy it at all. the true nature of football is seen in places like Steubenville, Ohio, and Las Vegas.

Brilliant. I especially appreciate the Time Out on racism.

Steubenville, Ohio, is to Dean Marin as Hoboken, New Jersey, is to Frank Sinatra. Just sayin'.

Not Belly Check: Okay, this is, technically, true; but remember, Dean starred in KISS ME,STEUBENVILLE with Kim Novak, whereas Frank didn't get the girl in FROM LEAR TO ETERNITY, a fairly decent remake of the classic.

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