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Take a look at TabStart's page that presents selected short basketball poems from a number of authors, including John Updike, B.H. Fairchild, and Louis Jenkins. The brilliant verse featured in the resources below celebrates the graceful beauty of basketball, itself, but more significantly perhaps the poetry here uses basketball as a way to demonstrate the complexities of the people playing and watching the game. Also provided here are a curated collection of poems that explore a variety of sports in addition to basketball.

Short Basketball Poems

Short Sports Poems