Monday, December 30, 2013

Review of "Tackle Football" by Dan Chiasson

"Tackle Football" by Dan Chiasson, a teacher at Wellesley College, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on December 30, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23819?utm_source=PAD%3A+Tackle+Football+by+Dan+Chiasson&utm_campaign=poemaday_123013&utm_medium=email

The poem is presented in six fairly even-lined tercets.  An elaborate metaphor is made between the "snow" or blurriness that occurs when a television frame is paused and the adolescent boys frozen in the actual snow of a winter tackle football game.

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