Dr. Timothy Skeen


Dr. Timothy Skeen earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. He specializes in 20th Century American poetry. He serves as coordinator of the Creative Writing Program.

Dr. Skeen joined the faculty at California State University, Fresno in Fall 2004. His latest collection of poems, Risk, won the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize, and it was recently selected as the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Publication from the Department of English. His first collection of poems, Kentucky Swami, won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry in 2001. The book was published by BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Kentucky native’s poems have appeared in journals and magazines including the Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, the Mid-American Review, The Southern Review, and the Sonora Review. He earned a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council and an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the tenth annual Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Skeen lives in Fresno with his wife, Pam, and their daughter, Iris.

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