The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part;
the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well?
--Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics
Patrick Coleman was born in southern California and now calls Bloomington, Indiana home.Â He earned his BA from the University of California, Irvine and is currently finishing his MFA at Indiana University. He is a segment producer for the radio program Bloomington Storytelling Project Presents: The Porch Swing. He is married to a lovely, non-competitive person.
On this edition of The Poets Weave, Coleman reads "Team Dressage," "Team Archery," and "Team Pole Vaulting."