Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Great Regulars: And I just love it because it's really metaphorical.

It's very playful. Many of the sport terms are basically invented by teenagers and young people, as they're inventing the actual moves of the sport. And so, there's a lot of metaphoric possibility. There's a lot of room for cleverness, for playfulness, but also sometimes for seriousness, for thinking about the sports and what they teach us and how I can put that into a poem. [--Priscilla Uppal]

from Jeffrey Brown: PBS: Newshour: Finding Poetry in the Athleticism and Lingo of the Olympics
then Jeffrey Brown: PBS: Wednesday on the NewsHour: Olympic Poetry


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