Tim Skeen

California, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2007

Tim Skeen, the 2013 winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize for his book Risk, coordinates the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State.  His first book, Kentucky Swami, won the 2001 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. A graduate of the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he lives in Fresno with his wife, Pam, and daughter, Iris.



  • Risk , White Pine Press (October 2014)
  • Kentucky Swami , BkMk Press at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (October 2001)


  • White Pine Press Poetry Prize(2013)
  • John Ciardi Prize for Poetry(2001)

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