Jeffrey Skinner's poem "Distant Wants" on

ONline magazine has published a poem by Professor Jeffrey Skinner of our English Department's Creative Writing Program. The poem appears along with an audio recording of Skinner reading his poem "Distant Waves" at

Jeffrey Skinner’scollection of poetry, Glaciology will be published in 2013 by Southern Illinois University Press.  His prose book, The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-help Memoir, was published in 2012 by Sarabande Books. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, and The Georgia, Iowa, and Paris Reviews.

Skinner’s writing has gathered awards from such sources as the National Endowment for the Arts (2 NEA Individual Artists Fellowships), the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the state arts agencies of Connecticut, Delaware, and Kentucky.  Three of his plays have been finalists in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference competition, He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, McDowell and the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown.  Skinner has been Poet-in-Residence at the Robert Frost House, the Arts Festival of Ireland, and the James Merrill House.

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