Skillman's poems have appeared in Seneca Review, Poetry, The Iowa Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and other journals. She is 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
Course offering - Generating Associative Verse, Winter 2019, Hugo House
There is something about these pieces that is chill without being icy or bitter, wise without being cynical, and as striking as slanted autumn light glimpsed through tree branches. Pedestal Magazine