Run the Red Lights

Ed Skoog

Run the Red Lights is the third collection from poet and teacher Ed Skoog, whose lyrics are especially transcendent in this book. These poems, written in Skoog’s first year as a parent, delve into music, memory, and a tumbling rush of delightful sound, acutely noticing what is missing or transforming: solitude, privacy, public spaces, rock music, the climate.

ISBN: 9781556595035

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971. He is the author of three previous books of poems, Mister Skylight, Rough Day, and Run the Red Lights. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. He has been a Bread Loaf Fellow, a Lannan Foundation Marfa Residency Fellow, and writer-in-residence at George Washington University and the Richard Hugo House. He is a coordinator of the …

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“Ed Skoog is a master of mischief and misdirection … I find a unique alchemy in this book: a deep sadness combined with broad humor, and most of all a sense that I’m being allowed to see a poet watching himself in the midst of evolving, captured in motion like a series of time-lapse photographs.” —Prairie Schooner

“Skoog [is] fashioning a poetry that fluctuates and ripples as incessantly as open water.” —Boston Review

“Ed Skoog’s poetry is so ambitious it takes my breath away.” —The Stranger