Minnesota writer Invoice Meissner sees artwork and poetry and countless fictional characters in nearly each side of baseball.
And few sports activities appear as common — or as romantic — as this well-liked American pastime.
Meissner, who grew up in Baraboo, explores the connections baseball has in our lives in his guide “Mild on the Fringe of the Discipline,” out later this month. The guide is a group of quick tales involving completely different characters in several settings — a number of of these in Wisconsin.
A longtime participant and lover of the sport, Meissner is the writer of 10 books, together with “Spirits within the Grass,” which received the Midwest Guide Award, and “Circling Towards Dwelling,” a group of pictures and writing due out subsequent 12 months. “Mild on the Fringe of the Discipline” may be ordered by Texas A&M College Press.
Q: What’s your background and your connection to Wisconsin?
A: I grew up in Baraboo and graduated from UW-Stevens Level with a level in English and artistic writing. All of my baseball expertise from ages 8 to 19 was centered in Wisconsin. I performed novice baseball, Little League and on a Babe Ruth workforce.
Q: “Mild on the Fringe of the Discipline” shall be printed in September. What different books have you ever written about baseball?