Permanent Change


Permanent Change

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1991

Skoyles projects a sharp sense of place (Queens, NY) and time (now), in an original voice.
— The Associated Press

Skoyles’ poems have a kind of racy urgency that reflects the city’s pace. They finish themselves in a page, tight and compact, using the shortcut of simile, the quick bridge of humor. For poems so full of linguistic playfulness, there is a surprising accuracy of perception.”
— The Georgia Review

His lyric, compassionate and observant poems project simultaneously a dignity and a modesty which is not quite like any other contemporary poet.
— Puerto del Sol

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