“I like the way Paul included baseball with his story of football’s first lawsuit.”

Joe DiMaggio

New York Yankees


“My good friend and great writer.”

Jim Murray

Los Angeles Times


“A most moving experience. A chance to look at and feel the competition, excitement, and pain of athletic endeavor from the very special perspective of poetry.”

Merlin Olsen

Pro Football Hall of Fame, All-Pro Defensive Lineman, Los Angeles Rams


“...a prism through which one can glimpse the marrow of an athlete’s soul.”

Harold Connolly

1956 Olympic Gold Medalist, Four-time Olympian


“With his poetic expertise and sensitive insights, Paul T. Owens has captured the elusive answers and descriptions sought by those of us who for so many years have attempted to define our existence as athletes and explain our participation in competitive sports.”

Kate Schmidt

1972 and 1976 Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Record Holder Women’s Javelin, Three-time Olympian