Hoosiers: The Poems
Winner of the 2013 Palooka Press Chapbook Contest, Philip Raisor's book is fire in your hands. The war of sport. The having of dreams and the loss of them, dropped from the same hands that palm basketballs, carry rifles, attempt to erase the squiggly race lines of the '50s and '60s. He played with Wilt Chamberlain and against Oscar Robertson, but the real story here is in the flame of words, the way they burn in your stomach, in your mind, in your heart for so long after reading them. [from Palookamag.com]
Basketball, Basketball players, Ethnographic poetry, Muncie (Indiana), Poetry, Sports
Creative Writing | Poetry
Raisor, Philip, "Hoosiers: The Poems" (2013). English Faculty Bookshelf. 39.