$16.95 CDN / US
Have you ever wondered what a luge poem or snowboarding poem or hockey poem would look like? In this collection by celebrated poet Priscila Uppal, who was the poet-in-residence for Canadian Athletes Now during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, physical and verbal acrobatics meet in a dazzling competition of risky play, inventive movements, and daring heights. Try a speed skating suit on for size, slide down the skeleton track, seek out a date with a curler, make love to a snowboarder, and play hockey with the nation’s best – experience winter sport fun like never before.
“Uppal’s poems are a true pleasure to read! They are gold medal material and filled with pure heart and soul.”
– Jennifer Botterill, 3-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Women’s Hockey
“Uppal’s poems are a wonderful culmination of the Canadian Olympic Experience.”
– Jon Morris, Olympic Gold Medallist, Men’s Curling
“The athletic and the aesthetic ice dance a duet in this collection of fast, fun verse from the winter olympics’ first poet-in-residence.”
– Steven Heighton, author of Every Lost Country and Patient Frame
“From one of Canada’s most dynamic poets come sports poems that are playful, funny, and full of trick moves. Uppal’s wordplay is as muscular as the athletes she celebrates.”
– Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander and Ashland
“This book should be in every library in the country!”
– Jungle Jim Hunter, original Crazy Canuck, Bronze Medallist, Downhill Skiing 1972, FAN 960 Radio
You can also order Priscila Uppal’s sport poems in an Olympic combo pack. Both books for $28.00 with free shipping. Catch up on all your favourite events whatever the weather!