Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball Poetry: Fast-Break Poetry

Charles R. Smith, Jr., Author, Donna L. Brooks, Editor Dutton Books $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-525-46454-9
The third in Charles R. Smith Jr.'s basketball trilogy (after Rimshots and Tall Tales), Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball Poetry is, in the author's words, ""about those little moments [in the game] that, for whatever reason, stand out in your mind and are significant."" The jazzy but nervous graphic design pairs poems with lots of small-format photos and features high-contrast patterns, varying type in bold colors and nontraditional layouts.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2001
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