Monday night The Poet co-chairs a panel along with the author of a new book about life with Hemingway during his days in Cuba. Based on the experiences of Hemingway’s assistant, the memoir provides new insight into Ernest Hemingway’s work and life.
Besides being a professional honor, the presentation also a personal matter for The Poet. In Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway recreated a an actual conversation with his assistant about the most famous dynasty in the history of the game.
“In the other league between Brooklyn and Philadelphia I must take Brooklyn. But then I think of Dick Sisler and those great drives in the old park.”
“There was nothing ever like them. He hits the longest ball I ever seen.”
– Ernest Hemingway, Old Man and the Sea
Dick, George and Dave Sisler, all Hall of Fame players, are relatives of The Poet.
Tonight though, we dine and drink with the author of the forthcoming memoir. And I get to meet the author and Hemingway’s majordomo. Gotta brush up on my Spanish.