collection consists of the writings and correspondence of poet,
editor, and Western Washington University teacher, Knute
Skinner, dating from 1953 to 2010.
individual poems, manuscripts and drafts and proofs of reviews,
short stories, and poetry collections some of which later
published. The anthology: Microphone On: Poetry from the
White House Pub, contains the autographs and sentiments of
many of its contributors.
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence files
organized chronologically within the categories of Personal and
Professional correspondence and correspondence relating to the
Bellingham Review / Signpost Press. Specific people and
subjects contained within Skinner's personal and professional
files include: publishers’ permissions for
Stranger with a Watch and
A Close Sky over Kallispuglonane,
readings, F.W. Roberts from the Humanities Research Center, G.B.
Morgan from Pierian Press, Poetry Society of America, Music
from Home, Burton Press Book, Flame Room, Charles Seluski,
Aquila / Northwoods Press, and Kenny's Bookstores.
The Bellingham Review and Signpost Press files largely concern
submission letters for the yearly chapbook contests.