Jake Skeets

Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge. He is Diné and holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a winner of the 2018 Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, was selected by Kathy Fagan for Milkweed as a winner for the 2018 National Poetry Series. He currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.

  • A fabric collage of three Kaninekahake people wth a geometric representation of mesas and the sun in the background
    Jake Skeets
    Kaninekahake – People of the Flint, fabric collage with acrylic on board, by Alex Jacobs, 2006, private collection, Santa Fe, NM. Image courtesy of Alex Jacobs  There is a field. We d...

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