Judith Skillman is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, most recently The White Cypress, Cervena Barva Press, 2011. She is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, Washington State Arts Commission, and other organizations. Her work has appeared in Poetry, FIELD, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The Midwest Quarterly, and many other venues. Skillman holds an M.A. in English Literature from University of Maryland, and lives in Kennydale, Washington.