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.
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)