My third book of poetry, Highrunning Heart, was launched August 20, 2016 with a reading at Art House Gallery in Berkeley with George Wallace. The reading was followed by a party. Here is the blurb from the publisher, Local Gems Petry Press of Long Island New York:
Award-winning author Floyd Salas assembles here a collection combining his classic, hard-hitting declamatory poems of the Sixties, focusing on politics, crime and society, with more reflective poems centering on family and lost loves. Though never gathered together in book form before, most of these poems have been previously published in esteemed literary journals and anthologies. Readers can discern such disparate influences as the Beats, the King James Bible and Rimbaud in these finely-crafted poems. “Salas ferries us along a river his soul travels. . . his stops are often for the imprisoned, the oppressed, the disenfranchised,” writes Andrena Zawinski, Features Editor for PoetryMagazine.com. Two-time California poet laureate Al Young writes of Highrunning Heart, “A superb storyteller whose language is poetry, Salas sings in full voice and always on-key.”
Salas is a much-honored fiction writer and memoirist as well. His manuscripts and papers are collected in the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
The book is available through me, for a signed copy (see book section of this website and/or use contact page) and through Amazon: