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Stealing Home

Baseball Poems

by (author) Dwayne Brenna

Publisher
Radiant Press
Initial publish date
May 2013
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926710211
    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

Stealing Home is not so much about baseball as it is about relationships, childhood, and integrity Brenna approaches the game though the personal and universal, with engaging poems that a son's relationship with his father, a girlfriend seducing a player on a baseball diamond in the dead of night or a reaction to a particular major league stadium. While Stealing Home takes the reader behind the scenes in major league ballparks giving voice to icons like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Jackie Robinson, but at its heart are poems about baseball as a prairie rite of passage. Like the sport it pays homage to, Stealing Home, draws you in, and loads up the bases with its humour, insight, honesty and emotional power. Baseball players and fans both young and old will want Stealing home on their book shelves and dug outs. Here is poetry that takes you into extra innings and delivers a game winning home run.

About the author

Dwayne Brenna is a professor in the drama department at the University of Saskatchewan. His poems and stories have appeared in various literary journals, and he is the author of several books, most recently Give My Love to Rose (Hagios Press). Brenna has acted at the Stratford Festival and has appeared on television in various nationally and internationally broadcast programs, as well as movies. A series of character-based vignettes called The Adventures of Eddie Gustafson, written and performed by Brenna, had a five-year run on CBC Radio. Having completed his PhD at the University of London (England), Brenna regularly leads a study abroad course in London and Stratford-upon-Avon for students.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards: City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award
  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards: University of Regina Book of the Year Award

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