Writing, Literature & Publishing 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; a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education, and an autobiographical novel, A Moveable Famine. The Nut File, a hybrid collection of fiction and nonfiction, is due out in the spring of 2015. 

Skoyles's work has appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker, and 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

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Office: Ansin 1223

Phone: 8232

E-Mail: John_Skoyles@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Poetry Workshop (WR605)

Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05)
won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.

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