John Skoyles

PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE CHAIR

DEPARTMENT OF WRITING, LITERATURE & PUBLISHING

B.A. Fairfield University
M.A. University of Iowa
M.F.A. University of Iowa

http://johnskoyles.org/

Contact Information

Office: Ansin 1223
Phone: 617-824-8232
john_skoyles [at] emerson.edu (E-Mail »)

Professor Skoyles is the author of six books of poems: A Little Faith; Permanent Change; Definition of the SoulThe Situation; Inside Job, and Suddenly It's Evening: Selected Poems.  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: A Life in Poetry. The Nut File, a collection of hybrid fiction/nonfiction, is forthcoming in 2017.

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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Publications

  • 1981
  • A Little Faith
  • 1991
  • Permanent Change
  • 1997
  • Generous Strangers
  • 1998
  • Definition of the Soul
  • 2003
  • Secret Frequencies: A New York Education
  • 2007
  • The Situation
  • 2014
  • A Moveable Famine
  • 2016
  • Suddenly It's Evening: Selected Poems

    Inside Job: New Poems

  • 2017
  • The Nut File


Grants

  • 1976
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 1983
  • New York State Arts Council
  • 1987
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 1989
  • North Carolina State Arts Council

Expertise

Poetry