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A collection of poetry by John Skoyles.
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A collection of poetry by John Skoyles.
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What People Are Saying

The Associated Press
“Skoyles projects a sharp sense of place (Queens, NY) and time (now), in an original voice.”
“In short lyrics that waste not a word, Skoyles reflects on death, guilt, religion, and other central topics, with metaphors as unusual as they are utterly right.”
American Book Review
“. . . Poems written with a receptive ear for music, a visceral sense of rhythm, and a penetrating vision through the ordinary . . .”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887481048
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN SKOYLES’ first book of poems, A Little Faith, was published in 1981. He has received grants from the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently directs the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Good Cheer
White Nights
Elegy in Autumn
In the Hospital
My Dead
Dogwood Winter
Cousin Sandra
43rd Avenue
Dark Card Race Point

Times Square
Holy Cross Church
Corona Avenue
Self-Portrait in Spring
On the Train
Non Sequitur
Visit Home
The Repairman
Bryan, Ohio
The Lake

Front Street
Small Diary
The Coast
The Head of Tasso
The Fourth of July
Men Versus Men
First Ocean
Against Autumn
A Death
Night after Night
3 A.M.

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