“For a long time, I thought poetry and mountain biking were complete opposites and would not go together at all, and that trying to put them together would feel too mechanical,” says Mackenzie Myatt. Bold words from someone who published her first poetry book, In Defense of Big Dreams, this past October. Most of the volume revolves around her lifelong love of mountain biking. The connections between the bike and the word that the rider and writer from Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S., found not only run throughout the volume’s pages, but throughout her life, too.
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