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Hosannah the Home Run!: Poems About Sports
Hosannah the Home Run Poems About Sports Author:Alice Fleming (Editor) A beautifully executed double play and a fine work by a gifted poet have something in common. They are both examples of skill and power. This collection of poetry written about sport shows the natural connection between art and athletics -- and it does so with verve. — The thirty-four poems Alice Fleming has selected for this book show many of th... more »e aspects of sport. Its humor -- Conrad Diekmann's Winter Trees; its grip on the imagination -- Gregory Corso's Dream of a Baseball Star; its raucous moments -- Bob McLaughlin's Hockey; its quiet ones -- Samuel Albert's After a Game of Squash; and its satisfactions -- Tom Meschery's Basketball: A Love Song Because It Is.
Using the work of poets as varied as Virgil and William Carlos Williams, and illustrated with striking black-and-white photographs, this is a book for anyone who has ever enjoyed a pickup game of baseball or appreciated a sonnet.« less