Skillman's poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Seneca Review, FIELD, Poetry, The Iowa Review, J Journal, Midwest Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and other journals and anthologies.  She is also the author of Broken Lines--The Art & Craft of Poetry.

"Skillman’s writing is complex and shrouded, driven by a speaker or speakers determinedly grasping for life or at least survival despite dread of a still-living and often undetectable adversary. In this way, House of Burnt Offerings invokes a vivid, contained, and upsetting poetic world that a reader agrees to enter, similar to the House of Mirrors at the small-town carnival."

    --from The Pedestal Magazine's review of House of Burnt Offerings, by Ann Wehrman


New book by Judith Skillman from Deerbrook Editions - Kafka's Shadow

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Winter 2017 Class at Hugo House: From Writer’s Block to Writer’s Habit

Through free-writing undertaken in response to prompts, poets and prose writers explore their passions and frustrations with the muse. 


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Judith's poems sometimes focus on the experience of medical adversity. These have appeared in the Poetry & Medicine column of JAMA many times. (click on poem title, not pdf link)