Archive for the Category ‘Leaves of Turf by Amorak Huey’

Leaves of Turf: 50 Ways To Run Your Offense

Leaves of Turf: 50 Ways To Run Your Offense

Editor’s note: I’ve been asked to speak about TWER a fair amount recently and whenever I get around to the part about how awesome it is, how varied its content, I inevitably mention the work of Amorak Huey, a creative writing professor who wrote for TWER a poem about every game of Auburn’s 2010 season. […]

Leaves of Turf: Ode on a Freakin’ Mustache

Leaves of Turf: Ode on a Freakin’ Mustache

Editor’s note: I’ve been asked to speak about TWER a fair amount recently and whenever I get around to the part about how awesome it is, how varied its content, I inevitably mention the work of Amorak Huey, a creative writing professor who wrote for TWER a poem about every game of Auburn’s 2010 season. […]

Leaves Of Turf: He Might Be a Giant

Leaves Of Turf: <i>He Might Be a Giant</i>

After a season of turning to the giants of poetry for inspiration, Tuesday’s ruling on Cam Newton’s eligibility has a giddy Amorak looking for a something he can dance to, so he borrowed from a classic little number by They Might Be Giants.

Leaves Of Turf: Iron Bowl Poem That Ends With a Prediction

Leaves Of Turf: <i/>Iron Bowl Poem That Ends With a Prediction</i>

I hope to hear the Tide buzz – before it dies –
the silence in Bryant-Denny
will be the sweetest sound of all –
punctuated by the shouts of Cam.

Leaves Of Turf: To a Bulldog: On the Possibility of Running Over Him with an Orange and Blue Plow, November 2010

Leaves Of Turf: <i>To a Bulldog: On the Possibility of Running Over Him with an Orange and Blue Plow, November 2010</i>

This week’s installment is in the manner of Robert Burns (Kodi’s Scottish great-great-great-great grandfather?).
Wee, sleek, cowering, timorous beast, O, what panic in your drool!
You need not woof and whine, As you flee the Plains.
We promise not to chase you
With our mighty offensive weapons.

Leaves Of Turf: Thirteen Ways of Looking at an NCAA Investigation

Leaves Of Turf: <i>Thirteen Ways of Looking at an NCAA Investigation</i>

This week, it’s Wallace Stevens offering solace:
XI.
If you are not prepared
to have your heart broken
you should never fall in love in the first place.

Leaves Of Turf: Halloween Song for Auburn

Leaves Of Turf: <i>Halloween Song for Auburn</i>

Double, double toil and trouble; The offense rules, the secondary struggles.
In Malzahn’s cauldron boil and bake / Legs of McCalebb, spin of Blake,
Bulk of Ziemba, hands of Darvin,
Syllables of Lutzenkirchen.

Leaves Of Turf: The Mad Hatter

Leaves Of Turf: <i>The Mad Hatter</i>

This week, he turns to Lewis Carroll for inspiration for obvious reasons.
Playing a game against LSU can certainly feel like going through a looking glass.

Leaves Of Turf: In the Manner of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, Which Looks to Me Like Sonnet 13-0, Which Would Be Awesome

Leaves Of Turf: <i>In the Manner of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, Which Looks to Me Like Sonnet 13-0, Which Would Be Awesome</i>

“There has to be an easier way to win.
Yes, in the end, the W’s all that matters.
But just once, say, this particular Saturday, with
so much on the line, can Auburn start fast – then finish faster?”
… surely The Bard was an Auburn fan.

Leaves of Turf: Kubla Khantucky

Leaves of Turf: <i>Kubla Khantucky</i>

This week, Amorak Huey turns to “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge for inspiration.
It was Coleridge who coined the term “suspension of disbelief,” a handy phrase when discussing Kentucky football, n’est-ce pas?

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