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The End of Dreams: Poems

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The End of Dreams is a celebration of the human capacity for adaptation amid the cycles of loss and renewal that characterize our intimate lives. Floyd Skloot mixes dramatic monologue with meditative and narrative verse in poems that explore family experiences, the lives of artists, historical crisis, love, nature, illness, and sudden, unpredictable change. The poet ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by LSU Press
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This is the first of Skloot's books that I've read, though he has written numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. (His daughter, Rebecca Skloot, is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.)

I like the personal and family poems best. He also writes a lot of dramatic monologue. But all are deeply emotional. Skloot's poems are filled with references to memory, dreams, and reality -- the dialogues between them and the sometimes uneasy truces and trade-offs.

Skloot's poem, "The T
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Floyd was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1947, and moved to Long Beach, NY, ten years later. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in English, and completed an M.A. in English at Southern Illinois University, where he studied with the Irish poet Thomas Kinsella. From 1972 until becoming disabled by viral-borne brain damage in 1988, Floyd worked in the field of public policy in ...more
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