John, your Michigan is probably much fresher than mine, which began in the mid-50’s with the BA and MA and pre-doc in English that got me to a doc at Wisconsin (who lost badly to ND today), which got me to a professorship at UCLA and places beyond, including the Soviet Union. Ann Arbor is my favorite city anywhere and I’m still debating going back again (family’s in Michigan, Jackson). I gather that you’re also a Blue loyalist and it’s been good for you. Yes?
Anyway, the only specific places I’ve tried for sports poems are Aethlon: a Journal of Sports Literature that took the hang-glider poem and Sport Literate, which denies me every time. Had some on fishing in The Yale Angler's Journal, now defunct I think. Light Quarterly, in a prior dispensation, took one on football for a feature.
You might also search Submittable for sports and related; and I did so at Poets & Writers online recently and noted a few possibilities.
Last edited by RCL; 09-25-2021 at 10:40 PM.