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Hoop Queens Paperback – September 11, 2007
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First of all, I am not personally a WNBA fan. So in reviewing this book I can't tell you whether or not the twelve women featured in this book are the current top twelve players, the past top twelve players, or just random players that Smith thinks are especially talented. For each woman pictured here, Smith has written a poem. We begin with "Fly Swatter", dedicated to the great height and skill of Margo Dydek. This poem, like all the others, shows a picture of the woman featured in sepia tones doing exactly what the poem says she's doing. So Tina Thompson's poem "T 4 2" shows her scoring a two-pointer while Nykesha Sales's, "The Bomb" shows the ultimate jump shot. The poems are written with a bouncy fast-paced style that's sure to please any burgeoning poet or sports fan. For example, a poem about Ticha Penicheiro says, "Racing and running/and spinning and swerving/ in total control/ while feeding and serving/ delicious assists/ with wrist-flick tricks/ Chef T serves/ dishes with slick/ style and/ skill". They're all like that. Tricky enjoyable little spots of poetry that laud some of Smith's favorite players and talents.
In the back of the book Smith has included little bios of each player and the reason he wrote the poem he did for each.Read more ›