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 drawing such careful, musical portraits of her ghosts, Skillman has created a triumph of survival to please the gods.
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.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA