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Judith Skillman

Author's Bio

Judith Skillman is the author of fifteen collections of poetry. Her how to is Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry, Lummox Press. Poems have appeared in Poetry, FIELD, Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, Southern Review, Pontoon, and other journals and anthologies. Skillman is the recipient of an Eric Mathieu King Fund Award from the Academy of American Poets for Storm, Blue Begonia Press. She has taught at City University, Richard Hugo House, and elsewhere. House of Burnt Offerings is forthcoming from Tebot Bach. Visit judithskillman.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
House of Burnt Offerings (Tebot Bach, 2014), The Phoenix-New and Selected Poems 2007-2013 (Dream Horse Press, 2014), Broken Lines-The Art & Craft of Poetry (Lummox Press, 2013), The White Cypress (Cervena Barva Press, 2011), The White Cypress (Cervena Barva Press, 2011), The Never (Dream Horse Press, 2010), Prisoner of the Swifts (Ahadada Books, 2009), Coppelia: Certain Digressions (Wordtech Communications, 2007), Heat Lightning: New and Selected Poems 1986-2006 (Silverfish Review Press, 2006), Circe's Island (Silverfish Review Press, 2003), Red Town (Silverfish Review Press, 2001), Sweetbrier (Blue Begonia Press, 2001), Storm (Blue Begonia Press, 1998), Beethoven & the Birds (Blue Begonia Press, 1996)
Anthologies:
First Water-The Best of Pirene's Fountain (Glass Lyre Press, 2013), New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
Journals:
Field, Iowa Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Northwest Review, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Poetry, Poetry Chicago, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Seneca Review, Southern Review, Tar River Poetry, The Pedestal Magazine
Prizes:
Eric Mathieu King Fund, Academy of American Poets King County Public Arts Grant Washington State Writer's Fellowhsip Centrum Foundation Grant King County Publication Prize

Judith Skillman Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
TS Eliot, Jack Gilbert, Paul Celan, Vallejo, Lorca, many others

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Listing last updated: June 11, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Teachers
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
Ottawa, ON
Raised in:
Greenbelt, MD

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