New Poetry Collection -- A Torchbearer's Salute to 100 Years of Olympic Spirit

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Every so often there comes along a poet who chisels his words out of an unforgettable experience, a rare event in his life that left him forever changed. When Kermite Bristow, gifted in the expression of the beautiful, was chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer, he was inspired to create wonderful poetry now comprising his new book, A Torchbearer's Salute to 100 Years of Olympic Spirit.

This poetry anthology -- perfectly worded, exquisitely realized -- tells of true-life stories of Olympic heroes. Written in rhyme, it explores the Olympics down through the ages and the people involved. At the same time, it pays tribute to the men and women whose passion for and love of sport has kept the Olympic spirit alive.

To purchase a copy of Kermite Bristow's A Torchbearer's Salute to 100 Years of Olympic Spirit, be sure to log on at Xlibris.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com or visit your nearest bookstore today.

About the Author

Kermite Bristow was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1953. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Bristow won the first international poetry contest out of Baltimore, Maryland, as awarded by the International Library of Poetry in 2000. In April 2004, he placed in a national poetry contest as awarded by the American Poets Society in Baltimore, Maryland.



 A Torchbearer's Salute to 100 Years of Olympic Spirit by Kermite Bristow
             Trade Paperback; $21.99; 60 pages; 1-4134-5061-X

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 472. Tearsheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 876.

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