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The Hockey Scribbler

George Bowering

Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at the hockey in Canada since the 1950s.

Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at the hockey in Canada since the 1950s.
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Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at the hockey in Canada since the 1950s.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Hecht

Length:

7h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:30