Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1981
Clear-eyed but passionate, sarcastic but grave, all at the same time.
— Alan Dugan
A penetrating vision through the ordinary.
— The American Book Review
Wise, benevolent, witty. Many of the poems are capable of settling in the soul.
— The Northwest Review
In short lyrics that waste not a word, Skoyles reflects on death, guilt, religion, and other central topics, with metaphors as unusual as they are utterly right.