The author of the story: A Game of Catch is Richard Wilbur. He has won the poet laureate award of New York and The Library of Congress in 1987, which at that time, was only the second one. He has also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and 1989 as well as the Robert Frost Medal in 1996. He is a graduate of Amherst and Harvard colleges. He is currently teaching at Amherst College.