Winter Sport

By (author): Priscila Uppal

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 Ð experience winter sport fun like never before.

AUTHOR

Priscila Uppal

Dubbed by Time Out London as “Canada’s coolest poet,” Priscila Uppal was also a playwright, essayist, and fiction writer. Among her publications are ten collections of poetry, including Sabotage, Traumatology, and Ontological Necessities (Griffin Prize finalist); the novels The Divine Economy of Salvation and To Whom It May Concern; and the memoir Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother. Her works have been published internationally and translated into many languages. 6 Essential Questions is Priscila’s first play. Priscila passed away in 2018.

Reviews

Uppal’s poems are a true pleasure to read! They are gold medal material and filled with pure heart and soul.Ó (Jennifer Botterill, 3-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Women’s Hockey)

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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 Ð experience winter sport fun like never before.

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Details

Dimensions:

124 Pages
8.885in * 5.85in * 1in
1lb

Published:

September 14, 2010

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Mansfield Press

ISBN:

9781894469494

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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