Temporary Champions is Reviewed in Pirene’s Fountain

Elizabeth Nichols of Pirene’s Fountain has written a very generous review of “Temporary Champions” in the 2015 print edition of the magazine.

“In Temporary Champions Darren C. Demaree gives a voice to fighters, translating the blows of the boxing ring into powerful lines of poetry.  Demaree not only describes the act of boxing – its intricacies and inherent spectacle – but also fleshes out the inner conflicts taking place in the hearts and minds of the fighters and their audience.  Temporary Champions redefines the words “fight”, “fighter”, and “audience” so that they not only apply to the context of boxing, but also to the society that consumes the spectacle of the violent sport.”

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