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SATURDAY • April 5 • 5:30PM

Judith Skillman

The Phoenix: New and Selected Poems (Dream Horse Press)

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The Phoenix: New and Selected Poems

Kick off National Poetry Month by joining us for a reading, discussion and signing with award-winning American poet Judith Skillman. In The Phoenix, her most recent collection of poetry, Skillman turns personal experience into a mythological portrait of the contemporary human condition. Combining emotional insight and poetic prowess with narratives and images as varied as Shakespearean tragedy, Native American folklore, pop culture and childhood fantasy, each new verse will both move you and cause you to look at your world in an entirely new way.

Judith SkillmanJudith Skillman is an award-winning contemporary northwest American poet and the author of ten books of verse. The recipient of an award from the Academy of American Poets for her book Storm (Blue Begonia Press, 1998); she has also received a King County Arts Commission (KCAC) Publication Prize, a KCAC Public Arts grant, and Washington State Arts Commission Writer's Fellowship. Two of her books have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award. Skillman's poems and collaborative translations have appeared in FIELD, The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Pirene's Fountain, and other journals and anthologies. She has been a Writer in Residence at the Centrum Foundation & Hedgebrook. Currently she teaches at Yellow Wood Academy, Mercer Island, Washington. A Jack Straw Writer in 2008 and 2013, her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, the UK Kit Award, and Best of the Web. Visit her on the web judithskillman.com.

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