Judith Skillman

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman (born 1954) is an award-winning contemporary northwest American poet and the author of eighteen books of verse.[1] She is the 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. Skillman is also a translator from the French, most notably of the poet Anne-Marie Derese.[2]

She has had poems published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), edited by Charlene Breedlove.

In 2013 Skillman publish a book on the creative and practical processes of writing poetry, Broken Lines - The Art & Craft of Poetry. It is targeted at poets at all levels of experience.

Learn more about Judith Skillman at her official website.


  • Kafka's Shadow (Deerbrook Editions, 2017)
  • House of Burnt Offerings (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2015)
  • Angles of Separation (Glass Lyre Press, 2014)
  • The Phoenix: New & Selected Poems 2007 – 2013 (Dream Horse Press, 2013)
  • Broken Lines - The Art & Craft of Poetry (Lummox Press, 2013)
  • White Cypress (Červená Barva Press, 2011)
  • The Never (Dream Horse Press, 2010)
  • Prisoner of the Swifts (Ahadada Books, 2007)
  • Heat Lightning; Selected Poems (Silverfish Review Press, 2006).
  • Coppelia; Certain Digressions (David Robert, 2006).
  • Opalescence (David Robert, 2005).
  • Latticework (David Robert, 2004).
  • Circe's Island (Silverfish Review Press, 2003).
  • Sweetbrier (Blue Begonia, 2001).
  • Red Town (Silverfish Review Press, 2001).
  • Storm (Blue Begonia, 1998).
  • Beethoven and the Birds (Blue Begonia, 1996).
  • Worship of the Visible Spectrum (Breitenbush Books, 1986).


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