The End of Dreams: Poems

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Overview

LSU Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807131176
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 68
  • Sales rank: 1,349,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Floyd Skloot

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Floyd Skloot has published four previous books of poems, including Approximately Paradise and The Fiddler's Trance; three novels; and an essay collection. His two memoirs are In the Shadow of Memory, finalist for a Pen American Center Literary Award and winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award, and its sequel, A World of Light. He lives in Amity, Oregon. For more information, visit www.floydskloot.com.

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"I live in a small round house in the middle of 20 acres of forest on a hillside in remote western Oregon. My wife, Beverly, built the place before we were together. The silence, the isolation, the beauty all around me, the lack of edges to the space we live in, and the intimacy with which we live are all powerfully inspiring for my work."

"I'm a lifelong baseball fan, having grown up in Brooklyn when the Dodgers were still there, having played through my freshman year in college, having dreamed of covering center field for the Dodgers."

"I delight in reading baseball books and studying stats. I have a growing collection of old-time baseball caps and usually wear one when I write."

"My daughter, Rebecca Skloot, is also a writer. She's published her science writing widely, has been an editor and teacher, and is currently working on a nonfiction book under contract with Crown Books."

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

Table of Contents

A hand of casino, 1954 3
Doomsday drill 5
Poolside 6
The Ambassador Apartments 7
Kansas, 1973 8
Dialysis 9
Private room 10
The flask 11
Heritage 12
Breath 15
O'Connor at Andalusia, 1964 16
Whitman pinch hits, 1861 18
Rendezvous at Auvers, 1873 20
Pontoise, 1887 21
The moonlight manuscript, 1696 22
Feast of the trumpets, Warsaw, 1884 25
Raoul Duly at Fenway Park, 1950 26
A quiet light 31
Light wind 33
Lost psalm 34
The train 36
Latin lessons 37
Night wind 38
The end of dreams 39
Bach at dusk 43
The dance 46
The hermit thrush 47
Openings 48
Dry spell 49
Eliot in the afternoon 50
Dowsing for joy 53
The fall term 54
Nabokov, mist 55
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