John Wooden essay was in poetry mag

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I just came across [Bill Benner’s] touching June 14 article, and am excited to point out to you John Wooden’s
article, “The Great Scorer,” in the July/August issue of Poetry magazine. The article is available at I hope you’ll take a minute to enjoy his short essay, in which he describes the role
of poetry in his life—and how he used it to reach others. It’s not every day that we get to see the links between
literature and sports, so I think you’ll enjoy the piece.

As you may know, a gift from Ruth Lilly, another great Indiana figure, will allow Poetry magazine to exist in perpetuity—making
essays like John Wooden’s available to wide audiences, and expanding the presence of poetry in American lives.

Kristin Esch
Media assistant, Poetry Foundation

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