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Tim Skeen

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20060823, 20040526, 20031008, 20030827

A winner of the John Ciardi Prize for his book of poetry, Kentucky Swami, Tim Skeen gives insight into the lives of coal miners, hillbillies, steel workers and others who surrounded him while growing up in eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.  He also reads some poems about family and the lyrical moments that make up everyday lives.

| Subject Matter: Coal Miners, Hillbillies, Steel Workers, Kentucky, Ohio | Interview Year: 2003 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: John Ciardi Prize |

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