Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing by Natalie Diaz

Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing

Natalie Diaz with Benjamin Krusling, Randall J. Tyrone, Porochista Khakpour, Nandi Comer, Meg Day, Anders Carlson-Wee, John Findura, Eugene Gloria, Matthew Lippman, Patricia Smith, Claudia Rankine, Hannah Oberman-Breindel, francine j. harris, Kaveh Akbar, Ada Limón, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Shann Ray, Hannah Ensor, J. Scott Brownlee, Kwame Dawes, Dean Rader, Adrian Matejka, Alberto Ríos, Holly M. Wendt, William Bearhart, James Thomas Stevens, Kat Page, Traci Brimhall, Nomi Stone, Candace Williams, Ben Purkert, Iliana Rocha, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jeffrey McDaniel, David Tomas Martinez, Susan Briante, Meghan O’Rourke, Nate Marshall, Kevin Goodan, B.K. Fischer, Lisa Olstein, Vera Pavlova, Paul Tran, Christina Olivares, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Lisa Fay Coutley, Alicia Mountain, Fatimah Asghar, Esther Lin, Saretta Morgan, Gary Jackson, Yesenia Montilla, Norman Dubie, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Valzhyna Mort, Jenny Johnson, Christian Campbell, Ana Bozicevic, Valerio Magrelli, Joel Salcido, Sue Hyon Bae, Izzy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Ryan Black, Shane Lake, Shivanee Ramlochan, T’ai Freedom Ford, Terrance Hayes, Will Schutt, Maya Washington, Stacey Waite, Stacey Lynn Brown, Matthew Olzmann, Alison Rollins, Kazim Ali, Pamela Hart, Tomas Q. Morin, January Gill O’Neil, Chee Brossy, Dorianne Laux, Lauren Espinoza, Asiya Wadud, Trevino Brings Plenty, Roger Reeves, Ilya Kaminsky, Tria Blu Wakpa, Tommy Orange, Cornelius Eady, Claudia D. Hernández, Chip Livingston, Matthew Dickman, Toni Jensen, Celeste Adame, Elyse Fenton, Richard Vargas, L. Lamar Wilson, Joseph Millar, Afaa M. Weaver, Brendan Constantine, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Ashaki Jackson, Hanif Abdurraqib

402 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

nonfiction poetry sports challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


Sport has always been central to the movements of both the nation-state and the people who resist that nation-state. Think of the Roman Colosseum, Jesse Owens’s four gold-medal victories in the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s protest at ...

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