Parts Unknown: Wrestling, Gimmicks and Other Works
Once again proving that no subject matter is beyond his poetic grasp, Michael Holmes now takes on the carnivalesque world of professional wrestling. With humour and bone-cracking language, Parts Unknown bridges the artificial trenches that established cultural endeavours have dug between themselves and their ''lowbrow'' athletic neighbours. These high-flying poems strut to their own music and enter the literary ring ready to rumble.
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10 Bell Salute
A Selected Professional Wrestling Glossary
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