Poetry. "David Schloss' THE HEARTBEAT AS AN ANCIENT INSTRUMENT plays with a vast sense of scale, at times providing biblical floods and gardens, Odysseian paeans, and lovers 'grumbling all the way into a god's tight vise.' While impassive gods cast their eyes over the entire collection, at THE HEARTBEAT's core is a human-sized trial of long memory, an uneasy feeling of 'seeing our past lives swimming before us,' and a tense conversation about a marriage in ruins. This book is a cry in the dark, a calling upon clearly rattled faith—faith in love,in the choices we make, in the doors we close, and in 'the greater pain of our wandering.'"—Erica Reid
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