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Author: Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman is author of sixteen collections of poetry, including CAME HOME TO WINTER, PREMISE OF LIGHT, KAFKA'S 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 for her book Storm (Blue Begonia Press). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, Nasty Women Poets, and numerous other journals and anthologies. Ms. Skillman has been a Writer in Residence at the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington. Her essays appear in Women on Poetry, edited by Carol Smallwood. A 'how to,' Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry, was published by Lummox Press in 2013. She has taught humanities at City University and Yellow Wood Academy, and poetry at the Richard Hugo House. Her passion for collaborative translation can be seen in Hawai'i Review's poems of Macedonian Poet Jovica Eternijan, and in the chapbook Anne-Marie Derése in Translation & The Green Parrot (Ahadada Books). A Jack Straw Writer in 2008 and 2013, Judith's work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, the UK Kit Award, Best of the Web, and is included in Best Indie Verse of New England.

Came Home to Winter
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Came Home to Winter

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Poetry. Skillman's new collection explores themes of exile, nostalgia, and chronic illness. Artists, literary, and mythic figures who travel through these poems include Andy Warhol, Günter Grass, Iphigenia, and the Shakespearean characters Prospero ...

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Circe's Island
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Circe's Island

Silverfish Review Press

Poetry. "Without any posturing, Judith Skillman's are dramatic poems, whose power derives from the play of opposing tensions. They set the meticulous eye that records external phenomena against the highly original--at times almost surrealistic--sens...

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Heat Lightning: New And Selected Poems 1986-2006
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Heat Lightning: New And Selected Poems 1986-2006

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Poetry. Judith Skillman's HEAT LIGHTNING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1986-2006 brings together poems from collections spanning a twenty year career, as well as new poems gathered here for the first time. Combining the domestic with the natural to produc...

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The House of Burnt Offerings
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The House of Burnt Offerings

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Poetry. With contagious mood and relentless wisdom, THE HOUSE OF BURNT OFFERINGS is a black-magic mix of fire and ash, with smoke curling up to mourn, bear witness, and transform "the stink and blush // of remembrance" into a rallying cry. By drawin...

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Kafka's Shadow
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Kafka's Shadow

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Poetry. "I have been drawn to Judith Skillman's work for three decades, ever since her first book, Worship of the Visible Spectrum. In her latest volume, she inhabits the mind of Franz Kafka, as well as some of those who loomed large in his life: fa...

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Premise of Light
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Premise of Light

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Poetry. "Sometimes surreal, always evocative, Judith Skillman's poems seem to well up from an inner hot spring. This collection is the latest in a lengthy and rich body of work. Not merely a keen observer, Skillman interprets for us the world around...

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Red Town
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Red Town

Silverfish Review Press

Poetry. "I always learn something rare and mysterious about language and the layered world when I read Judith Skillman. She has a stubborn appetite for beauty and a consistent accuracy of rhythm. She takes extravagant emotions and pares them down in...

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