George Bowering

George Bowering is a veteran poet and novelist who always wanted to be a sports writer specializing in baseball. So he writes baseball books in a literary way. There's a long poem titled Baseball; the baseball memoir and travel journal Baseball Love; a long prose poem called Yards; and most recently the alphabet book of short essays, Diamond Alphabet. Bowering fills his spare time by writing short stories that combine baseball and the supernatural. He grew up in baseball country in the Okanagan Valley, and currently resides in Vancouver with his polymath wife and co-editor Jean Baird.

photo by Max Weder