Item description for Approximately Paradise by Floyd Skloot...
Floyd Skloot's fourth book of poetry is his most poignant and tender collection, and his most passionate. This volume follows on the heels of his intensely interesting, soul-stirring memoir about living with brain disease, In the Shadow of Memory. These new poems explore some of that territory with eloquence and sheer primal power, while other poems describe the aspects of his life that-despite his daunting challenges-approximate paradise. Those discovering him for the first time will find themselves in the hands of a master, described by the Harvard Review as "a poet of singular skill and subtle intelligence."
Floyd Skloot's memoir, In the Shadow of Memory, won the 2004 Pen Center USA Literary Award, and the Chicago Tribune named it one of the Best Books of 2003. His acclaimed and award-winning poetry has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Poetry, and countless other magazines and journals, as well as being widely anthologized. He lives in Amity, Oregon, with his wife, the artist Beverly Hallberg.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Tupelo Press
ISBN 1932195254 ISBN13 9781932195255
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More About Floyd Skloot
Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and novelist whose work has appeared in such distinguished magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Poetry, American Scholar, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Boulevard, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and Shenandoah. His fifteen books include the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory (University of Nebraska Press, 2003), A World of Light (University of Nebraska Press, 2005), and The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life (University of Nebraska Press, 2008); the poetry collections The Evening Light (Story Line Press, 2001), Approximately Paradise (Tupelo Press, 2005), The End of Dreams (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), Selected Poems: 1970-2005 (Tupelo Press, 2008), and The Snow's Music (Louisiana State University Press, 2008); and the novels Summer Blue (Story Line Press, 1994) and Patient 002 (Rager Media, 2007). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Beverly Hallberg, a master gardener and landscape painter, whose light-filled works cross between impressionistic and abstracted styles.
Floyd Skloot currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Floyd Skloot was born in 1948.