In 2006 Jeffrey Skinner was awarded his second Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His fifth book of poetry, Salt Water Amnesia, appeared in 2005 from Ausable Press. Most of that collection was written while in residence at the Merrill House. He has published four previous collections of poems, and his recent work has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Quick Fiction, and Sentence. Skinner’s play DREAM ON, had its premier production in February of 2007, in Philadelphia. His new play, DOWN RANGE, will open in New York City in October, 2009. Jeffrey Skinner is Editorial Consultant for Sarabande Books, a literary publishing house he founded with his wife Sarah Gorham. He teaches at the University of Louisville.