Dancing on the Pedals: The Found Poetry of Phil Liggett, The Voice of Cycling

Dancing on the Pedals The Found Poetry of Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling He s dancing on his pedals In a most immodest way Tour de France In the tradition of Phil Rizzuto s O Holy Cow this is a lighthearted ironic arrangement into verse form of Phil Liggett s flori

  • Title: Dancing on the Pedals: The Found Poetry of Phil Liggett, The Voice of Cycling
  • Author: Phil Liggett Bill Strickland
  • ISBN: 9781891369551
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • He s dancing on his pedals In a most immodest way Tour de France, 1989In the tradition of Phil Rizzuto s O Holy Cow , this is a lighthearted, ironic arrangement into verse form of Phil Liggett s florid, enthusiastic narrations of cycling s greatest races Anyone who has ever watched the Tour de France on TV knows Phil, and his flights of rhetorical brilliance are legion.He s dancing on his pedals In a most immodest way Tour de France, 1989In the tradition of Phil Rizzuto s O Holy Cow , this is a lighthearted, ironic arrangement into verse form of Phil Liggett s florid, enthusiastic narrations of cycling s greatest races Anyone who has ever watched the Tour de France on TV knows Phil, and his flights of rhetorical brilliance are legion Bicycling Magazine writes, His voice defines the sport the way Howard Cosell s did for boxing and football Astonishingly poetic and intelligent, Phil Liggett s narrations lend themselves perfectly to this found poetry approach.Bill Strickland is executive editor of Bicycling Magazine and the author of The Quotable Cyclist.

    One thought on “Dancing on the Pedals: The Found Poetry of Phil Liggett, The Voice of Cycling”

    1. So this was a charming little book. It did its thing, quipping and quoting cycling's maestro of words: Phil Liggett. The presentation here was not my favorite, hence the three star rating. The best poem pieces were the longer ones where the reader hears Phil tell the story of the race, the cyclist, the scene. I would have preferred more along that line.The poem titles were irritants and the sourcing of each phrase/quote, while probably useful, was also distracting. The overall effect of both was [...]

    2. If you are a cycling fan, you have to love the Tour de France, and Phil LiggettYou have to love the poetry of his statements. A quick look back at many great moments of the recent Tours past.Viva la tour!

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