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Title This sporting life : poems about sports and games / edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston.
Imprint Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1998.
Edition Second edition.

Subject Sports -- Poetry.
Alt Name Buchwald, Emilie.
Roston, Ruth.
Description 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition Second edition.
Note Includes index.
Contents Life is water: swimming, diving, canoeing, sailing -- Climbing the air: rock climbing, paraellel bars, pole vault, high jump, bronc riding, parachuting -- Racquets: tennis, squash -- Play ball! -- On incandescent feet: running, jogging, skating, skiing -- Pursuit: hunting, fishing, boxing, wrestling -- Coaches -- Playing the game -- This sporting life .
ISBN 1571314040 (pbk.) : $14.95
OCLC # 39825106
Table of Contents
 400-Meter Free Style / Maxine Kumin16
 Snorkeling in the Caribbean / Alixa Doom18
 Swimmer / Robert Francis19
 To Swim, To Believe / Maxine Kumin20
 The Reunion: Swimming / William Meissner21
 In the Ocean / Patricia Goedicke22
 Excerpts from "Sixty-Four Caprices for a Long-Distance Swimmer: Notes on Swimming 100 Miles" / Janice M. Lynch24
 Handicapped Children Swimming / Michael Dennis Browne27
 Deliverance / Barbara Crooker30
 Sailing / Al Zolynas31
 On Weathering Gales / Elisavietta Ritchie32
 Into the Wind / Barbara J. Petoskey33
 The Juggler / Austin Straus36
 Lines / Barbara Smith37
 Parallel Bars / Jeffrey Stockwell38
 From the XXIII Summer Olympics, the Poet as Reporter / Joseph C. Fischer39
 Pole Vaulter / David Allan Evans40
 High Jumper / Don Welch41
 Dear Mom / Paul Zarzyski42
 Divers / Charles Ghigna43
 After a Game of Squash / Sam Albert46
 Contest / Susan Bright47
 The Midnight Tennis Match / Thomas Lux48
 Bad Sport / Beth Kalikoff50
 On the Tennis Court at Night / Galway Kinnell51
 Prothalamion / Maxine Kumin53
 Missoula Softball Tournament / Richard Hugo56
 The Base Stealer / Robert Francis57
 Mystery Baseball / Philip Dacey58
 In My Meanest Daydream / Gary Gildner60
 Americans Playing Slow-Pitch Softball at an Airbase near Kunsan, South Korea / Halvard Johnson61
 Pasttime / Emilio De Grazia64
 A Night Game in Menomonie Park / Susan Firer65
 Couplet / Donald Hall66
 Fly Ball / Carol Masters67
 Basket Catch / Bart Schneider69
 The Extra Inning Ballgame / Halvard Johnson71
 Letter to Mantsch from Havre / Richard Hugo72
 Mantle / William Heyen73
 First Love / Carl Lindner74
 Basketball Season Begins / Norbert Krapf75
 Scoring / Kent Cartwright76
 Fast Break / Edward Hirsch77
 I Try to Turn in My Jock / David Hilton79
 The Jump Shooter / Dennis Trudell80
 When I Got It Right / Carl Lindner82
 New World in the Morning / Norman German83
 Touch Football / Jack Driscoll84
 The Kicker's Last Steps / William Meissner85
 Watching Tackles in Slow Motion / David Allan Evans86
 scrut gets marty crowe for social studies / George Roberts87
 Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio / James Wright89
 To Bear Bryant, Somewhere on That Taller Tower / Don Welch90
 On the Tomb of Kalamachius, the Jogger / Elliot Richman94
 Death of the Track Star / William Meissner95
 Night Runner's Prayer / Mykie Silz Reidy96
 Out on the Course / William J. Vernon97
 A Jogging Injury / Fleda Brown Jackson98
 Skating after School / Barbara Crooker99
 On Cedar Lake, 1957 / Ruth F. Brin100
 Skating / Philip Dacey101
 Skier / Robert Francis102
 The Skibomber / Martin Steingesser103
 Hunting for Grouse / Roseann Lloyd106
 Jacklight / Louise Erdrich108
 Merle Bascom's .22 / Donald Hall109
 Hunting Season / Mykie Silz Reidy111
 The Strange People / Louise Erdrich112
 Still Hunting / Don Welch113
 Elk Camp / Raymond Carver114
 Fishing / Solveig Nilsen116
 Song of the Fisherman's Lover / Roseann Lloyd118
 Crying Uncle / Tom Hansen119
 Catch / Ethna McKiernan121
 Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year / Raymond Carver122
 Fishing the Dream / Mike Delp123
 Two Wrestlers / Robert Francis127
 Bus Depot Reunion / David Allan Evans128
 A Fighter Learns of Hands / Charles Ghigna129
 Boxing Towards My Birth / Jack Driscoll130
 Archery Instructor / Richard Aldridge134
 Ulysses / Claude Clayton Smith135
 Necessity is the Mother of the "Bullet" / Patrick Worth Gray136
 The Bull Rider's Advice / David Allan Evans137
 Execution / Edward Hirsch138
 First Practice / Gary Gildner139
 Players / Ruth Roston142
 Chinese Checkers / Arleen Ruth Cohen143
 Little Girl Blue / Yvonne144
 After Reading The Great American Marble Book and Reflecting on Life's Lessons Learned at an Early Age in Glens Falls, N.Y. / Michael Cleary145
 Playing the Game / Barbara Goldowsky146
 Playing Time / Theresa Pappas147
 The Yo-yo King / Syma Cheris Cohn148
 Playing Solitaire / Steven Fortney149
 Argument One: The Lady Shews How She Is Forsaken for a Piece of Wood / Judith Emlyn Johnson150
 A World War II Premium from Battle Creek / John Caddy152
 Louisville Feared in Mideast / Steven Bryan Bieler156
 The Announcer / Austin Straus157
 Last Game / Cary Waterman158
 Spiel / Halvard Johnson159
 Miss Summerfest / Susan Firer160
 The Roan Hunter / Jana Harris162
 My Boat / Raymond Carver165
 A Jockey / Ron Koertge167
 The Hockey Poem / Robert Bly168
 Passage Rite / John Caddy171
 Sex Without Love / Sharon Olds173

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