Hero of the Play

By (author): Richard Harrison

Ten years ago, Richard Harrison thrilled poetry and hockey lovers with a collection of poetry devoted to the great Canadian game. This beloved collection has been re-issued with a new selection of poems, “The Hero in Overtime,” an essay by the author on ten years of living with hockey poetry, and a foreword by Roy MacGregor.

“I was mesmerized by Harrison’s writing ? his observation that Mark Messier’s stare ‘weighs 200 pounds’; his descriptions of Don Cherry; his astonishing, yet accurate, comparison of hockey to Sumo wrestling ? and I am delighted that, 10 years on, he is back with a new issue of Hero of the Play with all kinds of new writing to fascinate and intrigue and, most importantly, inspire those of us who profoundly believe it is impossible to know this country without knowing its game.” ? Excerpt from Foreword

AUTHOR

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison is the author of 5 books of poetry including Hero of the Play: 10th Anniversary Edition, and Big Breath of a Wish which won the City of Calgary/W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was a finalist for the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry for 1999. Richard’s poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. His essays as well as writings on his work have appeared in several academic publications as well as in The Globe and Mail, The Manchester Guardian and The New York Times. Richard lives in Calgary with his wife Lisa and their children, Emma and Keeghan, and he teaches English and Creative Writing at Mount Royal College.


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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.77in * 5.56in * .31in
180.00gr

Published:

February 20, 2004

ISBN:

9780919897953

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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