SPRING’S THIRD DAY by Laura Gross. Price: $15 plus $2.75 S&H. Checks payable to “Dan Valenti.” Using largely the metaphors found in the life-death-rebirth cycles of nature, these poems deal with the resurrection of the soul and the indomitable human spirit. Concrete, sprase, and hard-hitting, Gross’ verse speaks not in riddles but in the registers — low, medium, and high — of human experience. These poems will inspire. Available now in signed editions.
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UNDER A GRAPEFRUIT SUN: Red Sox Spring Training A Quarter Century Ago, by Dan Valenti, $20 plus $2.75 S&H. This hard-cover classic was a best seller for Rounder Books in 2007. Now, Planet Media Books has taken over the title and offers it to baseball lover at a reduced price (a savings of 25%). Noted baseball historian Valenti discusses the changes that have ripped through baseball since 1980. In a 25,000 word text and more than 150 color photographs that he took while covering spring training from 1980 to 1989, Valenti brings you behind the scenes for a dose of “inside baseball.” You’ll see baseball, and the Red Sox of yesteryear (Ted Williams, Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley, Carlton Fisk, Fred Lynn, etc.), as you’ve never before seen them.
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VERTICALLY COASTAL, poems by JERRI CHAPLIN. 110 pages of brilliant poetry from a writer who divides her time between Charleston, SC, and Pittsfield, Mass. Chaplin writes about the effect of each of these two locales on her person, her soul. Edited and Introduced by Dan Valenti. $17 + $3 S+H. Checks payable to Europolis Management. Mail to Planet Media Books, c/o Dan Valenti, PO Box 1268, Stockbridge, MA 01262.