Approximately Paradise

Approximately Paradise

by Floyd Skloot
     
 

Poetry. Floyd Skloot's fourth book of poetry is his most poignant and tender collection, and his most passionate. This volume follows on the heels of his intensly interesting, soul stirring memoir about living with brain disease, IN THE SHADOW OF MEMORY. These new poems explore some of that territory with eloquence and sheer primal power, while other poems describe

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Poetry. Floyd Skloot's fourth book of poetry is his most poignant and tender collection, and his most passionate. This volume follows on the heels of his intensly interesting, soul stirring memoir about living with brain disease, IN THE SHADOW OF MEMORY. These new poems explore some of that territory with eloquence and sheer primal power, while other poems describe the aspects of his life that— despite his daunting challenges— approximate paradise. Those discovering him for the first time will find themselves in the hands of a master, described by HARVARD REVIEW as "a poet of sigular skill and subtle intelligence."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932195255
Publisher:
Tupelo Press
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and novelist whose work has appeared in such distinguished magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Poetry, American Scholar, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Boulevard, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and Shenandoah. His fifteen books include the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory (University of Nebraska Press, 2003), A World of Light (University of Nebraska Press, 2005), and The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life (University of Nebraska Press, 2008); the poetry collections The Evening Light (Story Line Press, 2001), Approximately Paradise (Tupelo Press, 2005), The End of Dreams (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), Selected Poems: 1970-2005 (Tupelo Press, 2008), and The Snow's Music (Louisiana State University Press, 2008); and the novels Summer Blue (Story Line Press, 1994) and Patient 002 (Rager Media, 2007). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Beverly Hallberg, a master gardener and landscape painter, whose light-filled works cross between impressionistic and abstracted styles.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Amity, Oregon
Date of Birth:
July 6, 1947
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1969; M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1971
Website:
http://www.floydskloot.com

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