Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. In SHELL GAMES, Noel Sloboda surveys the landscape of daily life and the deceptions commonly encountered there. Reveling in the artistry of the ordinary, Sloboda examines how we endeavor to grasp truths about those around us as well as ourselves. Readers will find both poignancy and possibility in the quotidian dramas of this collection.
About the Author
Noel Sloboda lives in Pennsylvania, where he serves as dramaturg for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival. He has taught both high school and college, and currently works at Penn State York, where he has earned awards for teaching and advising. His work on Shakespearean film adaptations has appeared in Studies in the Humanities and in the collection In/Fidelity: Essays on Film Adaptation (Cambridge Scholars Press). He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of American Literature, the Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, the Student's Companion to American Literary Characters, and the Literary Contexts series. His creative work has appeared in venues based in Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.