Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Humor - 128 pages
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The greatest collection of hockey-related poetry this or any house has ever published, and a watershed moment in American letters.

Hockey haiku is the most rarefied of the haiku genres, and it represents the perfect union of graceful brutality, ordered chaos, and the blood that courses through our veins...and onto the ice.

Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection is full of poems that embody to perfection hockey's unique harmony of beauty and violence. For example:
Zamboni bumper:
Don't laugh---It crushed the leg of
the Little Leaguer.

And it turns to the questions we as a hockey society are reluctant to answer:

Conflict--How can I
pledge my allegiance to two
national anthems?

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Random Cudgelings Dekeings and Other Customs
From Acne to Acme
3 Intermission Stoppage Including Guesswork Regarding Arena Urinals
4 The Standings Mascot Mockery and Veneration
Are You Marty Turco?
Heroic Homeric Hockey Haiku Including Invocation of the Muses
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About the author (2007)

JOHN POCH is poetry editor of the journal 32 Poems Magazine and teaches at Texas Tech University.

CHAD DAVIDSON is an assistant professor of English at the University of West Georgia.

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