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The Snow's Music

Poems

64 pages / 5.50 x 8.50 inches / None

Poetry

  Hardcover / 9780807133392 / September 2008
  Paperback / 9780807133408 / September 2008

The Snow's Music continues award-winning poet Floyd Skloot's lyrical and narrative explorations of memory, love, loss, and artistic expression. At once musical and precise, formal and fluid, Skloot's poems balance inner and outer vision, past and present experience, meditation and observation, humor and sadness. Skloot explores human resilience in the face of sudden change and radical shifts of perception that define creative endeavor when the world refuses to cohere.

Whether the author is recalling lessons learned as a young actor in the role of a Shakespearean clown, thinking about the painter Georges Braque reassembling himself after wartime head injuries, or imagining his volatile parents reunited in the afterlife following his mother's death at age ninety-six, Skloot's accessible poems move and delight, creating his most emotional and engaging work yet.

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, 1970-2005. 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.

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