This lively collection offers up the work of seventy-six of America's best poets and their contemplations on sports - from board games to bronc riding, baseball to boxing - and on the sport of life. The nine sections of the book cover such topics as Life Is Water (swimming, boating, diving); Climbing the Air (rock climbing, parallel bars, pole vault, high jump, bronc riding, parachuting); On Incandescent Feet (running, jogging, skating, skiing); Playing the Game (marbles, yo-yo, scrabble, Chinese checkers, solitaire, jump rope, darts, chess); and This Sporting Life (sport as metaphor for life). Entwined throughout the various themes is the universal idea that life is the ultimate sport in the testing of our bodies and in the celebration of the body's language.
Used availability for Emilie Buchwald's This Sporting Life
August 1998 : USA Paperback
June 1987 : USA Paperback