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Losing Season
Jack Ridl



Notable Voices

Cavankerry
2009 • 70 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"
Poetry

$16.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-15-0



Losing Season explores the often unsettlingly central role that sports play in American life. From the star player to the kid who never gets in a game to the town religious fanatic to the disgruntled parent—all have their say. Even if you haven’t lived in this town, you will recognize the lives of quiet endurance, unrecognized triumph, harsh weather, and hardnosed hope that propel people through the season.

Hear Garrison Keillor read from Losing Season on the
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 edition of
NPR’s The Writer's Almanac

Reviews / Endorsements



"An unmatched collection bringing to high school basketball the nuance and detail the film Bull Durham brought to minor league baseball. Poems so compelling, so varied, so familiar to anyone who has felt the impact of high school sports that they may well introduce a new genre. This is a terrific book—there’s nothing like it."—Conrad Hilberry

"Losing Season isn’t just a great book of poetry, for it is much more than that—it is more like the Great American Novel we have long hoped would grace our literary landscape."—Richard Jones



JACK RIDL has authored collections of poetry including Broken Symmetry, and is co-author of several textbooks. CASE/Carnegie Foundation awarded him Michigan Professor of the Year. The Institute for International Sport named him one of the 100 most influential educators in the world of sport.



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