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Talking Derby

stories from a life on eight wheels

by Kate Hargreaves

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ISBN:9780887535178
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Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheel is Kate "Pain Eyre" Hargreaves' love letter to the sport of roller derby. A derby skater since 2010, Hargreaves takes readers behind the scenes, both on and off the track, into the world of women's flat-track roller derby. Her vignettes play with language and humour, incorporating the sport's unique terminology and culture, as well as a glimpse into the very real athleticism and powerful friendships of its players. With a full glossary of derby terms, including "jammer," "goat," and "cougaring," this book is perfect for derby fans, fresh meat, or those who are looking for their first introduction to the sport. Talking Derby thrusts smelly gear under its readers' noses and proudly displays its bruises.

About the Author
Kate Hargreaves is a writer and roller derby skater. Her first book, Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels (2012), is a collection of short prose vignettes inspired by women's flat-track roller derby. Her poetry has been published in literary journals across North America, including Descant , filling Station, The Puritan, Drunken Boat, The Antigonish Review, Canada and Beyond, Carousel , and Rampike , in the anthologies Whisky Sour City (2012), Detours (2012), as well as in the Windsor Review's "Best Writers Under 35" issue. Hargreaves was the recipient of a Windsor Endowment for the Arts Emerging Literary Artist Award in 2011 and a Governor General's Gold Medal in Graduate Studies at the University of Windsor in 2012, where she obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English and Creative Writing. Kate grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, but now lives in Windsor, where she works as a publishing assistant and book designer.
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Kate "Pain Eyre" Hargreaves is a roller derby skater, writer, and book designer in Windsor, Ontario. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing, and her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies across Canada and the United States.

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