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The 5th Inning (Busboys and Poets) Hardcover – April 1, 2009

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"Beautifully written, every sentence is extremely well-crafted and labored over. Each sentence is another peek into the man's heart. Although The 5th Inning can sometimes be overbearingly sad, it's never depressing. There is a joy expressed and it is often uplifting." —Razorcake (July 30, 2011)


"Unanswered questions. But beautifully proposed. This is real E. Ethelbert Miller and a little book to treasure." —www.swans.com

About the Author

E. Ethelbert Miller is editor of Poet Lore magazine. The author of several collections of poems, his last book How We Sleep On The Nights We Don't Make Love was an Independent Publisher Award Finalist. In 2004 Miller was awarded a Fulbright to visit Israel. Poets & Writers presented him with the 2007 Barnes & Noble/Writers for Writers Award. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Product Details

  • Series: Busboys and Poets
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: PM Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604860626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604860627
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,354,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Looking for a quick read this is it... a fast ball for a slow reader. I take time with my books but this was a fast read despite my busy schedule. Life can be like a game of baseball depending on the day and how many times you are in the field or striking out. I am not in my 5th inning or even near it, but I've always known that it is wise to converse with a veteran or a skilled player. E. Ethelbert Miller is a genius of metaphor and memoir. This book reads fast because of it's short chapters are like balls and strikes flowing easily one into each other. I really love the honesty and for those who are looking to write a memoir he even throws you a knuckle or two. As you can see I learned a little bit about baseball and a lot more about growing older. Recommended for those in search of ways to cherish life and also prepare for that last turn at bat which is inevitable for us all.

--Venus Jones
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read this and feel as if you have been inside the soul of the author. very moving and honest portrayal of the feelings we all have as we pass from the endless possibilities of a youthful blank slate to the reality of middle age accomplishments(and lack thereof)happy, sad, thought provoking and insightful. I thought it was wonderful.
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Was introduced to the author through his college classmate. It is helpful to know something about baseball to get the full enjoyment of this piece but it is beautifully written in a poetic style.
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Ethelbert is one of Washington DC's treasures. To hear or read his words is always rewarding!
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By revenna on December 10, 2011
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A waste of time to read this book! The language and subject is very distasteful! I would not recommend it to anyone! I had to give it one star to complete this review but I would not even give it one!
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