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By Floyd Skloot

Floyd Skloot’s 8th poetry assortment, Approaching Winter, conjures up the fluid and dynamic nature of reminiscence because it ebbs and floods via our day-by-day lives. right here the true and the imagined intermingle freely: in a single poem, the cry of eagles displays the wails of an little one daughter, lengthy when you consider that grown and long past; in one other, an getting older Samuel Beckett prepares to throw the 1st pitch at Ebbets Field.


Traveling from Portland’s Willamette River, which borders Skloot’s domestic, to the hushed landscapes of the afterlife, the poems during this assortment recognize the passage of time and the inevitable darkness that lies forward. but Skloot additionally continues to be attuned to the urgency of the current second, as he admires the plumage of the neighborhood birds within the brief days sooner than their trip south for the wintry weather. via turns whimsical and meditative, Approaching Winter offers voice to the fight to discover coherence in a fragmented world.

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