Headhunting and Other Sports Poems

Title

Headhunting and Other Sports Poems

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Headhunting and Other Sports Poems, Philip Raisor's third collection, explores how sports enters our lives through front, back, and side doors, while we are asleep or dying, arguing, praying, or running hell-bent from memories that won't let go. Knee injuries end an athlete's career, a wife prefers the opera to a husband's hockey night, war and domestic violence haunt games played by sons, daughters, and fathers, Phil Mickelson and Wilt Chamberlain make cameo appearances, a life-long sports addict petitions for entrance to heaven. Raisor digs at the dark areas in sports experience to pry loose principles worth preserving, games worth celebrating. He honors American sport for its joy, pain, and what it says about us. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781625490964

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Turning Point Books

City

Cincinnati, OH

Keywords

Brain trauma, Ethnographic poetry, Poetry, Sports, Sport injuries

Disciplines

Poetry

Headhunting and Other Sports Poems


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