The Snow's Music
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.
- Paperback | 54 pages
- 144 x 212 x 5mm | 104g
- 15 Sep 2008
- Louisiana State University Press
- Baton Rouge, United States
Floyd Skloot's skill as a poet is evident poem after poem. Formal, but always fluid, the rhythms subtle, the rhymes unforced, the words take you by surprise. Read, 'Playing the Bawd at Twenty, ' 'Closer to Home, ' 'A Unified Field, ' or 'Afterlife' and listen to the 'snow's own music, ' the subtle sounds the world makes as we quietly dream and die, live and fail, mourn and love.--Dorianne Laux, author of Facts About the Moon and Smoke
About Floyd Skloot
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, then PEN Center USA Literary Award, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Book Award, and has been included in numerous anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.