Knute Skinner, a native of the United States, has
lived in Killaspuglonane, County Clare, Ireland, since 1964.
Over his career, his poetry has been widely published throughout
Ireland, Britain, Australia, and North America. In 1962,
he was appointed to the faculty of the department of English at
Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and for many
years taught literature and creative writing there a part of each
year. He attained the rank of Professor in 1973 and in 2000 retired from teaching and is currently a year-round resident of Ireland. Skinner founded the Signpost Press, a
nonprofit corporation devoted to publishing contemporary
literature, and he was a founder and editor of the Bellingham
Review. He is the author of fifteen collections of poetry.