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Friday, December 28, 2007


by Rochelle Ratner


Roger Clemens. Barry Bonds. Sid Fernandez. Andy Pettitte. David Justice. Players at the top of their game who can go the distance and don't mind the extra work.


This is what he planned, he says: to be a power player. Not in sports but business.


Weakened thighs. Bloated face. High glucose. Inability to focus. This is not what she expected.

Rochelle Ratner's latest poetry books include Leads (Otoliths Press, 2007), Balancing Acts (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006), Beggars at the Wall (Ikon, 2006) and House and Home (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). She is the author of fifteen previous poetry collections and two novels (Bobby’s Girl and The Lion’s Share) both published by Coffee House Press). More information and links to her writing on the Internet can be found on her homepage.