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Be True, Episode 43: Hard Work and Hoop Dreams
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Be True, Episode 43: Hard Work and Hoop Dreams

John reads his poem “Afternoon at St. Joseph’s” from his collection The Americans. He also discusses the virtues of daily practice, weird church gymnasiums, and basketball great Chris Mullin.
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John reads his poem “Afternoon at St. Joseph’s” from his collection The Americans. He also discusses the virtues of daily practice, weird church gymnasiums, red Sanyo boom boxes, and basketball great Chris Mullin.

(One correction. Chris Mullin is 6’7”, not 6’9”.)

John Tessitore has been a journalist and biographer. He has taught history and literature at colleges around Boston and directed national policy studies on education and civil justice. He serves as Co-Editor Across the Pond for The Wee Sparrow Poetry Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of books and journals. In each episode of Be True, he reads and discusses one of his published poems.

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John’s Substack
Be True
In each episode, John Tessitore reads a poem he has published, and tells the story behind the poem. John has been a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, a college lecturer, and a biographer. He has directed national policy studies on education and cultural policy, and serves as Co-Editor Across the Pond for The Wee Sparrow Poetry Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals and he has published seven chapbooks and a novella available at www.johntessitore.com.