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Short Takes:Fast-Break Basketball Poetry: Fast-Break Poetry
In a basketball game, the mind flows. Later, memory serves up moments -- short takes. Here are twelve poems delivered in short, quick lines that press and twist and streak their way downcourt toward their goal with practiced, impressive dexterity. The feeling is of the inner eye and ear, alert and awake, storing up memories. Competition is everywhere. Voices taunt, swagger ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Dutton Juvenile
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Charles R. Smith Jr. is an award-winning author, photographer, and poet with more than thirty books to his credit. His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration for his photographs accompanying the Langston Hughes poem "My People" and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his biography of Muhammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory. He is the author of Rimshots, Hoop Kings, Hoop Queens, Tall Ta ...moreMore about Charles R. Smith Jr....