Hero Of The Play

Hero Of The Play Ten years ago Richard Harrison thrilled poetry and hockey lovers with a collection of poetry devoted to the great Canadian game This beloved collection has been re issued with a new selection of poem

  • Title: Hero Of The Play
  • Author: Richard Harrison
  • ISBN: 9780919897427
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ten years ago, Richard Harrison thrilled poetry and hockey lovers with a collection of poetry devoted to the great Canadian game This beloved collection has been re issued with a new selection of poems, The Hero in Overtime, an essay by the author on ten years of living with hockey poetry, and a foreword by Roy MacGregor I was mesmerized by Harrison s writing hisTen years ago, Richard Harrison thrilled poetry and hockey lovers with a collection of poetry devoted to the great Canadian game This beloved collection has been re issued with a new selection of poems, The Hero in Overtime, an essay by the author on ten years of living with hockey poetry, and a foreword by Roy MacGregor I was mesmerized by Harrison s writing his observation that Mark Messier s stare weighs 200 pounds his descriptions of Don Cherry his astonishing, yet accurate, comparison of hockey to Sumo wrestling and I am delighted that, 10 years on, he is back with a new issue of Hero of the Play with all kinds of new writing to fascinate and intrigue and, most importantly, inspire those of us who profoundly believe it is impossible to know this country without knowing its game Excerpt from Foreword

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    1. Harrison captures the spirit of the game across the world in words that are simplistic yet loaded. I read this book because I was required to for class; I fell in love with it because of my love for the game.

    2. Interesting that this book "kept writing itself" after publication, so the 10th anniversary edition I read had a section of new hockey poems.

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