Judith Skillman


6835 113th Place SE
Newcastle, WA 98056
(425) 785-7507

Author's Bio

Judith Skillman is the author of twenty collections of poetry and a 'how to': Broken Lines--The Art & Craft of Poetry. Her most recent book is The Truth About Our American Births, Shanti Arts Press. Other books include Kafkas Shadow, House of Burnt Offerings, and The Phoenix: New & Selected Poems. She is the recipient of an Eric Mathieu King Fund Award from the Academy of American Poets, and an Artist Trust GAP grant for Came Home to Winter. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, We Refugees, and other journals and anthologies.

Publications & Prizes

First Water-The Best of Pirene's Fountain (Glass Lyre Press, 2013)
New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
Angles of Separataion (Glass Lyre Press, 2014)
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 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)
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Prizes won: 

Artist Trust GAP Grant, WA  State; 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

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mandelstam, Cavafy, Transtromer, Levine, Hesse, Camus, Gilbert, Kaschnitz
What I'm reading now: 
Ulysses by James Joyce

More Information

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Identifies as: 
European American, Polish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Children
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Born in: 
Ottawa, QC
Raised in: 
Greenbelt, MD
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Last update: Dec 01, 2020