Sharyn Jeanne Skeeter

Poet, Fiction Writer

6508 30th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Author's Bio

Sharyn Skeeter is a writer, poet, novelist, and educator. She was fiction/poetry/book review editor at Essence and editor in chief at Black Elegance magazine. She's taught at Emerson College, University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University, and Gateway and Three Rivers community colleges. She participated in panel discussions and readings at universities in India and Singapore. Sharyn Skeeter has written and published magazine articles. Her poetry and fiction are in journals and anthologies. She lives in Seattle where she's a member of the boards of Hugo House and Earth Creative, and a former trustee at ACT Theatre. She's editor of the anthology What's Next? Short Fiction in Time of Change to be published in February 2023 (Green Writers Press).

Publications & Prizes


Dancing with Langston (Green Writers Press, 2019)


Our Black Sons Matter (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
The Second Word Thursdays (Bright Hill Press, 1999)
In Search of Color Everywhere (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1994)
Keeping the Faith: Writings by Contemporary Black American Women (Fawcett Books, 1974)
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Connecticut River Review
Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review
Pearl Magazine
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Dancing with Langston is the 2019 Foreword INDIES Gold Winner in Multicultural, Adult Fiction.

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African American
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Born in: 
Yonkers, NY
New York
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New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Jan 28, 2023