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By George Bowering

ISBN-10: 1770412891

ISBN-13: 9781770412897

Hockey types the backdrop of our lives. for lots of Canadians, the large moments — births, deaths, marriages, strikes — are all combined up with the wins and losses of our groups. The voices of Hockey evening in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping around the ice lull us to sleep.

George Bowering, Canada’s former poet laureate, isn't any various. becoming up in Oliver, BC, Bowering used to be entranced by way of the youngsters from Saskatchewan who skated and dealt with pucks as effortless as respiring. His fascination with hockey him into grownup lifestyles, from BC to Quebec and again back. Bowering his groups with a serious eye and a fan’s ardour, and his tales carry us on a cross-country hockey-themed street journey, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and activities fashion.

Bowering has an encyclopedic wisdom of his topic. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan seeing that boyhood, and has an in depth catalogue of concepts and evaluations at the personalities and occasions that populate Canadian hockey background. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us alongside on his richly distinctive glance again on the hockey in Canada because the 1950s.

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