Baron Wormser

(Baltimore, Maryland)

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Baron Wormser (born 1948 Baltimore, Maryland) is an American poet.

In 2000, he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maine. In 2000, he was writer in residence at the University of South Dakota. Since 2002, he has taught in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, and since 2009, Fairfield University.

He founded the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and ... more »

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In Baseball

Neither forces nor bodies equivocate:
Each action holds a tell-tale trait,
Each moment convokes an actual fate.

Reality, being precious, becomes a game
In which, nature-like, no two things are the same-
Whatever is remarkable is nicknamed.

The untitled fan applauds the grace of epithet
And thinks of warring Greeks, whose threats,
Stratagems, confusions, deeds though met

On a smaller scale are yet quiveringly real.
Player against player on a simple field,
It's the keenness of conflict that appeals

To the citizen so sick of the abstract ...

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