John Skoyles has published four books of poems, A Little Faith; Permanent Change; Definition of the Soul and The Situation. His work has appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Harvard Review, Slate, Yale Review and The Poetry Anthology, 1912 – 2002, among others. He is also the author of two books of nonfiction, Generous Strangers, a collection of personal essays, several of which were broadcast on public radio; and a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education. His awards include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as fellowships from the New York and North Carolina Arts Councils. In 2003, he became a member of the Order of the Occult Hand while reviewing books for the Associated Press. He has taught at Southern Methodist University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Warren Wilson College, where he directed the MFA program. He is currently Professor in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department of Emerson College, and the poetry editor of Ploughshares. His autobiographical novel, A Moveable Famine, will be published in May 2014 by The Permanent Press. His collection of hybrid stories, The Nut File, is due out from Jaded Ibis Press in the spring of 2015.

Recent Publications:

Autobiography in The New Yorker

After Tanikawa; He’s Had It; and The Beech Forest in Hotel Amerika

Cyborg Shenanigans: Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet, an anthology edited by Sam Witt.

Killer and Coal Bin in Plume

Music Appreciation  in B O D Y

A Stay at Yaddo in Five Points, reprinted in Poetry Daily


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