Right before Pitchers & Catchers flock to Port St. Lucie, join Frank Messina  and me for a little poetry & prose in Greenwich Village . Frank — better and rightfully known as the Mets Poet — and I will be preparing for Spring Training in our own way, reading on Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, at the Cornelia Street Café , 29 Corneila Street (directions here ). We’ll try not to pull any muscles in the process.
Frank is the author of a compelling book of Mets poetry entitled Full Count . It’s a must-have for any Mets fan with a soul. He’s a great spoken word artist, too, as I learned when I followed his tour de force  last April at Varsity Letters. Get to know him a little better through Gelf Magazine’s March ’09 profile .
He’ll bring the Mets poetry. I’ll bring the Mets prose. Angst and euphoria will no doubt be in plentiful supply. Please join us there.
The paperback edition of Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets, featuring an all-new epilogue covering the Mets’ move into Citi Field, will be released next month. You can pre-order it from Barnes & Noble  and Amazon  now. The book is also available in Kindle  format.