Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball Poetry: Fast-Break Poetry
Charles R. Smith, Jr.. Dutton Books, $17.99 (32pp) 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