Poetry. "In REPORTS FROM BABYLON AND BEYOND, David Schloss delivers a blistering 'report' on disaster and war. It is also an intimate look at people—journalists, civilians, soldiers, officials—caught up in, or propagating, these catastrophes. This is a monumental and challenging work, wider in scope than the poet's previous work, yet readers will be pleased that his customary rigor, polish and sometimes strikingly lyrical turns of phrase are in evidence. Compressed within tight, often intricate constructions, the poems seethe with rage. Reflective and big-hearted as well, they are the work of a mature, passionate, deeply engaged artist."—Lesley Hardy
David Schloss was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Columbia University, The University of Southern California School of Cinema, Brooklyn College of C.U.N.Y. (BA), and The University of Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA). At the University of Cincinnati, and then at Miami University, he taught Creative Writing, Literature and Film Studies courses, retiring as Professor of English in 2014. He has published five full poetry collections, THE HEARTBEAT AS AN ANCIENT INSTRUMENT (Dos Madres Press, 2020), The Beloved, Sex Lives of the Poor and Obscure, Group Portrait from Hell, and REPORTS FROM BABYLON AND BEYOND (Dos Madres Press, 2015); plus three chapbooks, Legends, Greatest Hits, and Behind the Eyes, as well as scores of poems in literary journals and anthologies over the years.
Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA