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The Manzanita Writers’ Series will welcome Portland-based poet Floyd Skloot on Thursday, Nov. 7, to read from his latest collection, “Far West.”

The collection intertwines the past and present as time alternates between racing and standing still. Skloot traces his moments of purest perception and expression: his wife practicing music, his daughter finding delight in the presence of wildlife, Vladimir Nabokov able to lose himself when playing goalie in a soccer match.

Poems range from traditional forms and short lyrics to longer narratives and free verse. Skloot explores how emotional experiences come together in the search for coherence and authentic self-expression.

His award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine.

The Nov. 7 reading will start at 4 pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, 564 Laneda Avenue. Admission is $7 on the door.

For more information, go to hoffmanarts.org/writing/manzanitas-writers-series.

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