The Mets and Everything Poetry!
do Jerry Seinfeld, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and poet Frank Messina have in common?
They're all 'Mutts'. While Jerry sports his favorite crumpled Mets hat to celebrity
shindigs, Hizzoner Bloomberg never fails to remind his predecessor and pal, Rudy
Giuliani, that the 'Kings of Queens' now rule New York. However, Messina turns
his love for America's favorite past time into quick-witted verse, much of which
is devoted to the long-tortured Mets fan.
New & Of Note! - Full Count Comes to Louisville!
- The Mets Poet, Frank
Messina, reads from his new book, Full
The Book of Mets Poetry.
at the Louisville Slugger Museum &
Factory the first ever poetry reading in the famed company's 125-year
history! This happens on the MLB
All-Star Game day, July 14th in the Pee Wee Reese Gallery
at 4:00PM, Frank will also sign his book at this historic event which
is free and open to the public! Click
Here for More Details!
baseball and crazy women . . .
what more do I need?
Jerry Seinfeld, actor, comedian -
------- It's Here!
Count - The Book of Mets Poetry - The
new Frank Messina book takes us inside
the mind of a diehard Mets fan, who uses poetry as the means to express his love,
angst and suicidal delirium for America's favorite pastime...and particularly
for his team, the New York
Mets. From sheer panic to utter joy, this action-packed volume of over
one-hundred hilarious, sad and poignant poems about fathers, sons, crushed beer
cans and fed-up girlfriends grand-slams its way straight to the heart of anyone
who understands what it's like to be a true fan....of any team!
People are Saying About . . .
Count: The Book of Mets Poetry
The Poet Laureate of the Mets -
Messina has become a classic - The New
to any sports fan, a master work from a brilliant poet. -
Mark Healey, Online Editor of Baseball
Digest Magazine, host of Baseball
brilliant collection of poetry written by an equally brilliant, entertaining and
knowledgeable writer! - Keith Hernandez,
is poetry as news, poetry as culture bop, poetry at work, really terrific work
- Bob Holman, The Bowery Poetry Club
No one would question a poet writing about
Love for a woman but when you're a fan of a team. the emotional attachment is
even stronger, because women come and go, but your team never changes.
- Joe Benigno, WFAN Sports Radio 66
your copy of
Full Count from
On February 16, 2008 at the Turning
Messina 40th Birthday Celebration gig the Insom cams
caught the Met Poet in revel and recount of Messina Mets moments. Click
Here To View the VidClip of , "Mets
Fan - Playing for The Mets"
Messina SpokeSoul Baseball Prose
Playing for The Mets
To Know More About The Mets Poet? Click
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- The Mets Poet Archine.
more on Frank Messina, go to www.spokeface.com