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
http://johnskoyles.org/


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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Contact

Office: Ansin 1223

Phone: 8232

E-Mail: John_Skoyles@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Poetry Workshop (WR605)

Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.

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Marko TameraLecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

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Megan MarshallRecent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).

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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 exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.

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