Judith Skillman is the author of eight books of poems. She is winner of many poetry awards, including the Eric Mathieu King Fund from the Academy of American Poets, and has received grants from the Centrum Foundation, King County Arts Commission, and the Washington State Arts Commission.
Her poems have appeared in Field, The Iowa Review, Northwest Review, Poetry, Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Malahat Review, JAMA, and many other journals.
Skillman holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Maryland, and has done graduate work in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. She has taught Humanities courses for fifteen years at City University in Bellevue, Washington.
Read Judith's Ars Poetica.
David Robert Books, 2005
David Robert Books, 2004
Silverfish Review Press, 2003
Blue Begonia Working Signs Series, 2001
Silverfish Review Press, 2001
Blue Begonia Press, 1998
Beethoven and the Birds
Blue Begonia Press, 1996
Worship of the Visible Spectrum
Breitenbush Books, 1986
Judith Skillmanâ€™s ninth book, â€œHeat Lightning: New and Selected Poems 1986 â€“ 2006, â€œ was published in 2006 by Silverfish Review Press. â€œCoppelia, Certain Digressions,â€ is due out in September of 2006 from David Robert Books. Skillman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eric Mathieu King Fund from the Academy of American Poets for her book â€œStorm,â€ Blue Begonia Press, 1998.
She is a teacher, editor, and translator. See www.judithskillman.com for more information.