Title

PRETEND THE BALL IS NAMED JIM CROW

Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1051-2064

Year of Publication

2018

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

English

First Advisor

Frank X. Walker

Abstract

The poems that form this collection titled, Pretend the Ball is Named Jim Crow, are written in the persona of Negro League Baseball’s Josh Gibson (1911-1947) and those closest to him. Gibson is credited with hitting over 800 home runs in his career and was the first Negro League Baseball Player to be inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame without ever playing an inning of Major League Baseball.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2018.200

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