Floyd Skloot

Floyd Skloot‘s ninth collection of  poems, FAR WEST, was published last year by LSU Press, which has given the book its L.E. Phiiabaum Poetry Award for 2019. LSU also published his collections THE END OF DREAMS (2006), THE SNOW’S MUSIC (2008) and APPROACHING WINTER (2015). His work has won three Pushcart Prizes, The PEN USA Literary Award, and been included in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING, BEST SPIRITUAL WRITING and BEST FOOD WRITING anthologies.


  • A Brief Portfolio

    As the fight went on my father set
  • A Progressive Disease

    I feel my body getting away from me,
  • Discoveries

    What I knew about
  • Elegy & Brooklyn, 1957

    My brother told me we would join the Wide

    We are six strangers gathered
  • LATE

    The last time my father returned from work
  • Thomas Hardy in the Dorset County Museum

    Turned sideways in a desk chair,
  • Breathing Room

    Not every week,
  • Handel in London, 1741

    Wedged in a chair near the open window,
  • In Memory

    I remember the night my father died