'Mets Poet' Clinches Book Deal
           frankshea.jpg (39773 bytes)
Frank Messina at Shea Stadium (Courtesy MLB)
(September 1, 2008)
Globe Pequot Press, a division of Morris Communications Company, has signed Frank Messina to a book deal.
Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry, takes us inside the mind of a diehard Mets fan, who uses poetry as the means to express his love, angst and suicidal delirium for America's favorite pastime...and particularly for his team, the New York Mets. 

The book is scheduled to be released on Opening Day, 2009, coinciding with the opening of CitiField, the new home of the New York Mets.

The deal allows Messina to retain all audio, film and dramatization rights to his work.
Globe Pequot Press is the world's leading publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation and leisure titles. They are premier publishers of several baseball-related books including, The Mickey Mantle Story; Facing Clemens: Hitters on Hitting Against Baseball’s Most Intimidating Pitcher; The Ballad of Billy & George; and Watching Baseball: Discovering the Game Within the Game. However, this marks the first time in its history that the company has ventured into the publishing and marketing of any type of poetry.
Morris Communications is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution, visitor publications and online services. Newspapers are the foundation and core business of the company owned by the Morris family since 1945. Today the Georgia-based enterprise reaches across the nation, has holdings in Europe and Asia and employs 6,000 people.


back to Cool Links page