Judith Skillman is the author of twelve books, including BROKEN LINES: THE ART & CRAFT OF POETRY (Lummox Press, 2013), The Phoenix: New & Selected Poems 2007 - 2013, PRISONER OF THE SWIFTS (Ahadada Books, 2009), CIRCE'S ISLAND (Silverfish Review Press, 2003) and RED TOWN (Silverfish Review Press, 2001). Her poetry has appeared in Field, The Iowa Review, Northwest Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. 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 a Washington State Arts Commission Writer's Fellowship. Two of her books have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award.
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Beyond the puppet's passivity Aug 24, 2007
"In Coppelia, Certain Digressions, Judith Skillman explores beyond the puppet's passivity, the careful appearance of the doll, to plumb the machinations and manipulations of womanhood in all its expectations and realities. Throughout these poems, she uses taut language and subliminal imagery to evoke the feminine role in its many forms...mother, daughter, sister, wife...and the relationships to children and spouses as well as, ultimately, the past and the sometimes painful, often mundane path of aging. Beyond simple beauty, in this collection Skillman has crafted a resonant reminder of survival." -- Joannie Kervran Stangeland