Knute Skinner was born in 1929 in St. Louis, USA.
His collections include Stranger with a Watch (Francestown, NH, The Golden Quill Press, 1965); A Close Sky over Killaspuglonane (Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1968; 2nd edition: St. Louis, Burton International, 1975); Hearing of the Hard Times (Stafford, VA, Northwoods Press, 1981); Selected Poems (Isle of Skye, Scotland, Aquila Publishing Company, 1985); Learning to Spell ‘Zucchini ‘(Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1988), The Bears and Other Poems (Salmon Publishing, 1991); What Trudy Knows and Other Poems (Salmon Publishing, 1994); The Cold Irish Earth: New and Selected Poems of Ireland, 1965-1995 (Salmon Publishing, 1996); Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007 (Salmon Poetry, 2007), which is accompanied by a a DVD of Skinner reading his own work, privately produced and available at launchings.
Also, he has published five poetry chapbooks: In Dinosaur Country (Greeley, CO, Pierian Press, 1969), The Sorcerers: A Laotian Tale (Bellingham, WA, Goliards Press, 1972), The Flame Room (Tacoma, WA, The Folly Press, 1983); The Cold Irish Earth (Portland, OR, Trask House, 1993); and An Afternoon Quiet and Other Poems (Johnstown, OH, Pudding House Publications, 1998).
His memoir is Help Me to a Getaway (Salmon, 2010).
Since 1964 he has had a home in Killaspuglonane, Co. Clare, and is now living there permanently.
*Listed because of strong association with Ireland