Lorene Delany-Ullman is a native Californian, and received her M.F.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine. She formerly worked as a technical writer for the Boeing Company and Impulse Research, a public opinion and marketing research firm. Her book of prose poems, Camouflage for the Neighborhood, is forthcoming from Firewheel Editions in Summer 2012. She currently teaches composition at UC Irvine.
The five posts excerpted here are from a work in progress tentatively titled, Sweet Spot.
Lorene writes: ‘Sweet Spot is the memoir of my life as the wife of a minor league baseball player during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. As a hybrid form of short prose pieces, this collection endeavors to tell the story from the wife’s perspective in language that is both lyrical and candid. The vignettes strive to address not only the domesticity, but also the adventure and tragedy of minor league life—from food stamps and league championships to murder and divorce.’