My first month or two in San Diego, I played outdoor pickup, on the beach, because, yo, I could, right?

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Geoff Bouvier and the Reader

Pick-up basketball in Pacific Beach, life as blonde, men's swimsuit issue, food 100 years ago, San Diego geology, Oceanside Samoans

Geoff Bouvier's first book, Living Room, (Copper Canyon Press), was selected by Heather McHugh as the winner of the 2005 APR/Honickman Prize. His writings have appeared in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Denver ...

Pick-up basketball in Pacific Beach – no coaches, no whistles, no uniforms

The center of my heaven, P.B. Rec Center, is at the corner of Diamond and Gresham

Listen. I’m a basketball extremist. Maybe it’s the rhythmic, elastic whump (ring)s, whump (ring)s — thuds resounding echoing overtones — leading me into reverie every time, the odd expectant tempos, down the block, passing my ...


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