Campus Units

English

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball

First Page

101

Last Page

108

Abstract

The afternoon I bought my first record, "Red Rubber Ball" by the Cyrkle, I went to my best friend Jovita Becker's house. She plucked the single from the sleeve and dropped it onto her turntable with a crunch of the needle as the sound of the Farftsa organ rang out, and we danced the Pony on the bouncy, wood floor of her upstairs bedroom. I went to her house often, late afternoons, after Catholic school, while her parents were still at work at their grocery store.

Comments

Originally published as “The Art of Cheer.” Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball. Ed. Todd Davis. Michigan State University Press, 2011: 101-108. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Debra Marquart

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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