About poetry mostly. I’m including the article title from Sport’s Illustrated. Sports Illustrated 2017 Special Commemorative Issue: “Poet in Motion” by Jack McCallum
“Many years ago, in an article I wrote in Sports Illustrated, I said that Tom Mechery, a tough pro basketball player, was one of the most sensitive men I had ever met. Sweat, Tom’ s new and thoughtful book about basketball and other sports, proves that once again”
Bill Russell, Hall of Fame Center for the Boston Celtics
“Poetry is to language as a hook shot is to basketball. Tom Meshery’s Sweat has arching hooks, great spin moves and some thunderous dunks.”
Phil Jackson, Hall of Fame Coach
“What a terrific book. My only regret is that William Carlos Williams isn’t alive to read it or for me to read it to him. One of the things he wanted was a poetry like a clean jab, straight through, all force and grace – only force and grace – and SWEAT does that in poem after poem.
Robert Hass Former Poet Laureate of the United States
Inducted into the state of Nevada’s Writers Hall of Fame.
Over the Rim (Saturday Review Books); Caught in the Pivot (Dell ); Nothing You Lose Can Be Replaced (Black Rock Press Univ. of Nevada, Reno); Some Men (Black Rock Press); Sweat: New & Selected Poems About Sports (Black Rock Press); Time Out (Finishing Line Press)