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Gary Fincke

Gary Fincke’s fourth collection of stories, Sorry I Worried You (University of Georgia Press, 2004), won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Michigan State published Amp’d: A Father’s Backstage Pass, his nonfiction account of his son’s life in two signed rock bands, in 2004. His latest book is a collection of poems, Standing around the Heart (University of Arkansas Press, 2005). He directs the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University.

The Handmade Court

Building a tennis court was a dream I shared with my father. Constructing it ourselves was his dream alone. But it seemed so easy standing beside him in the middle of June on the land he’d just bought that I…