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jstack 50 ( +1 | -1 )
chess playing poets Does anyone know of any chess playing poets? I am writing a paper on Jorge Luis Borges poem "Ajedrez"(chess)...however, There does not seem to be any evidence that he ever competed in a chess tournaments. I wonder if there have been any chess playing poets who have competed. I know GM Kosteniuk wrote some poems but am looking for a more serious poet...someone who has or is dedicating his or her life to poetry but also happens to be a chess player.
fmgaijin 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Start with Vladimir Nabokov's "Poems and Problems" (he also wrote "The Defense" AKA "Luzhin's Defense," one of the major novels about a chessplayer).
fmgaijin 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Then Try David Solway Decent player (though below master level) and good poet.
fmgaijin 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Interestingly Enough . . . I am a chess-playing poet myself, but I have only written two poems about chess in my life, both of them haiku.
chessnovice 11 ( +1 | -1 )
... If haiku counts, then I can be a poet too. :D

If I am losing,
I'll rearrange your pieces
While you're distracted.

*takes a bow*
swapov 18 ( +1 | -1 )
An old anonymous chess poem (ca.1600) When thou with study deep hath toiled
And over-dulled thy braine
Then use this game which will refresh
Thyself and it againe
jstack 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks everyone Nabokov and Solway should give me a good start.
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wschmidt 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Check out the Wikipedia entry on Caissa and the link to the poem there:

en.wikipedia.org