Floyd Skloot is the author of four novels, four memoirs, and seven books of poetry, including The End of Dreams, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Selected Poems, 19702005. His work has won three Pushcart Prizes, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Book Award, and has been included in numerous anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Floyd Skloot has published five previous books of poetry, including The End of Dreams, which LSU Press published in 2006, and Approximately Paradise, winner of a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award; four novels; and an essay collection. His trilogy of memoirs includes In the Shadow of Memory, winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award; its sequel, A World of Light, named an Editor's Choice selection by the New York Times Book Review; and The Wink of the Zenith (fall 2008). He lives in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.floydskloot.com.