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Olympic poetry


Throughout the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, poet Kwame Dawes is writing verses that capture the spirit of the day’s action. The Wall Street Journal is publishing his poems: here are those he has composed so far.

Bob Costas’s Pink Eye and Sochi’s Brown Water 

The Fashion of Ice Skating Pairs 

Poems for the Jamaican Bobsled Team 

Michael Christian Martinez: The Wounded Dancer 

The Gay Olympian’s Dilemma at Sochi 

A Poem for Shaun White