Skinner has poems published, gives readings in Ireland

Knute Skinner, an emeritus professor of English, had his poem "The Holy Well" published in Revival Literary Journal, Issue 20, July-Sept 2011, p. 33.

On July 29, Skinner gave a poetry reading with selections from his memoir "Help Me to a Getaway" at Banner Books in Ennistymon, Ireland. On Aug. 6 he gave another reading at the Feakle Traditional Music Festival in Feakle, Ireland.

Skinner's poem "Let Us know" was selected by the Alaska Quarterly Review as the pilot for a project titled "The Midnight Muse: Singing Poems." Set to music and sung by Amy Lou Hettinger, it was first broadcast on Sept. 17, 2010, on Radio Station KNBA in Anchorage, Alaska. It can be heard by scrolling down to the bottom of the interview on Art Works, the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also, Skinner was the featured reader at the White House Poetry Theatre in Limerick, Ireland, on July 20.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:24am