Skillman's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Zyzyyva, Poetry, Threepenny Review , Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She is the author of sixteen collections of poems and a ‘how to’: 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, Summber, 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