With Naked Foot will be featured in the upcoming Poets House Showcase of new poetry books in April. Jonathan will also be conducting two seminars and a workshop at Poets House entitled "Ecopoetics After Copenhagen" in May of this year. For more information about this seminar, please visit the "eco" page at Poets House.
In the February/March 2010 issue of The Poetry Project Newsletter, Edmund Berrigan describes Jonathan Skinner as a poet's poet who "has an elegant way across a poem, and offers an updated set of movements on a valuable resource: the nature poem."
Here is some additional praise for his poetry:
Jonathan Skinner has from the very beginning been the knight errant of eco-poetics. He stands in company with Jack Collom and Merrill Gilfillan, stalking "with naked foot" poetically and democratically (like St. George), the enormous carbon footprints of a no longer jolly, green GIANT. --Michael Gizzi
Hoa Nguyen describes With Naked Foot as
A compact field guide to a life deeply lived. Not afraid to name birds, bodies in time and space, how the heart is, how animals. Lush sound fields--at once Keatsian and Olsonic in its mind moves. "do not eat me let me/ bloom and fuck let live/ this exhortation in me / against use." A fantastic group of poems from this Earth inhabitant.
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And finally, I'm very glad to announce that little scratch pad is back in action! Back scratchin'! and working on Kenneth Patchen! All this in wonderful wonderful Brooklyn, New York.