Packing Heat

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John Skoyles is the author of four books of poems: A Little Faith, Permanent Change, Definition of the Soul, and The Situation. He is also the author of two prose works: Generous Strangers, a book of personal essays, and Secret Frequencies: A New York Education, a memoir. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Yale Review, TriQuarterly, and others. Skoyles is a professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College.

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