School of the Arts Faculty

John Skoyles

Professor and Associate Chair (1994)
B.A. Fairfield University
M.A. University of Iowa
M.F.A. University of Iowa

John Skoyles

Professor Skoyles is the author of four books of poems, A Little Faith; Permanent Change; Definition of the Soul and The Situation. He has also published a collection of personal essays, Generous Strangers, and a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education

He has been awarded two individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the New York State and North Carolina Arts Councils.  He currently serves as the poetry editor of Ploughshares. His autobiographical novel, A Moveable Famine, will be published in May, and The Nut File, a hybrid collection of fiction and nonfiction is due out in the spring of 2015. 

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Current Courses

Poetry Workshop (WR605)