ProfessorEmail: jeffrey.skinner @ louisville.edu
Office Hours: Fall Term: TTh 2:00 - 3:45
BioJeffrey Skinner has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. His collection of poetry, Glaciology was 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. He has published five previous collections of poetry: Late Stars (Wesleyan University Press), A Guide to Forgetting ( a winner in the 1987 National Poetry series, chosen by Tess Gallagher, published by Graywolf Press), The Company of Heaven (Pitt Poetry Series), Gender Studies (Miami University Press) and Salt Water Amnesia (Ausable Press). He has written an informal text on creative writing for high school students, Real Toads in Imaginary Gardens (Chicago Review Press), and, with the poet Sarah Gorham, edited an anthology, Last Call: Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction, & Deliverance (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.
6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets, memoir/advice/humor, Sarabande Books Inc. 2012
Glaciology, Poems, Southern Illinois University Press 2013
Down Range, play, production schedules September 2014, Genesis Theater Productions, Chicago, IL
Salt Water Amnesia, poems, Ausable Press, 2005
Dream On, play, production scheduled for Feburary, 2007, Cardboard Box Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA