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In Defense of Big Dreams (Hardcover)

In Defense of Big Dreams is a photo-packed poetry book from Nova Scotia-based cross-country mountain bike racer Mackenzie Myatt. The book is a unique square coffee table book featuring over 50 of Myatt’s poems in addition to dozens of gorgeous photos, all laid out in a unique visual style. AS SEEN ON GLOBAL NEWS and…



“Serendipitously, Mackenzie’s book arrived on my birthday. Birthdays are usually bad. Days for me, but In Defense of Big Dreams make me feel lighter and happier and understood. Most unique book on my shelf, and probably the coolest one too!” -Haley Smith, Mental Health Advocate, Professional Cyclist, Olympian

“This hit just right today. Clocking in for my 24/7 job of Chronic Thinking. I love this poem and feeling seen in a book of cycling poetry. Check out her beautiful book for girls everywhere with big dreams finding out what makes them tick and realizing what does not. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and raw emotions. Get yourself a copy so you can laugh and cry with me! -Alison M. Tetrick, Scientist, Storyteller, Professional Cyclist & CEO of Saga Ventures



*please note that this book does contain 1 expletive

Sport: any (Endurance + cycling focused)

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the poems from In Defense of Big Dreams:

Play to Your Strengths

Play to your strengths
But play to possibility too
Look it square in the eyes
And say I dare you
I dare you to test me
To be big and scary
And forgetful
To forget that I am
Not done growing
I am at home in bad weather
And fast-changing conditions
In the belief that I don’t yet
Know my limits
I am a fistful of possibility. 

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Mackenzie Myatt


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