from Issue #2: Poetry by Floyd Salas (I)

Line drawing © Floyd Salas

Line drawing © Floyd Salas


The first three of Floyd Salas’ poems in Issue 2 – “Kids Born In ‘Thirty-One,” “A Lament on Original Sin” and “God and the City” – are presented as a special PDF to preserve their unique formatting. Click here to read them. Find out more about Floyd at his own website,



Floyd Salas is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed author of seven books, including the novels Tattoo the Wicked Cross, What Now My Love, Lay My Body on the Line and State of Emergency, the memoir Buffalo Nickel, and two books of poetry, Color of My Living Heart and, most recently, Love Bites: Poetry in Celebration of Dogs and Cats. Also an artist and sculptor, he was 2002-2003 Regent’s Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, as well as staff writer for the NBC drama series Kingpin and the recipient of NEA, California Arts Council, Rockefeller Foundation and other fellowships and awards.

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