poetry, film, and hockey

February 11, 2019

Because we are interested in the places where poetry and film intersect, here’s an addition to your watch-for list. “Goalie” is an independent film about hockey legend Terry Sawchuk, scheduled for release on March 1, 2019, in Vancouver and Toronto. Co-written by sisters Adriana Maggs and Jane Maggs and directed by Adriana Maggs, the film was inspired in large part by a book of poetry written by their father, Randall Maggs.

Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems (Brick Books, 2008; 10th Anniversary edition 2018) “follows the tragic trajectory of the life and work of Terry Sawchuk, dark driven genius of a goalie who survived twenty tough seasons in an era of inadequate upper-body equipment and no player representation.” You can hear Randall Maggs reading from the book on YouTube. Read the poems; watch for the film.

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