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Geoffrey Skinner
Bibliography of Published Works


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Geoffrey Skinner, in addition to his activity in Spilt Ink, has been literary editor of The Trail Companion. He has written under his own name and the pen name of Greg Dunn.
This bibliography was constructed on the basis of that on Geoffrey's own website, his listings in OCLC and Amazon.com, and the indexes to SUL News Notes. Much of his work is available online. –BPK, 5/23/2012.
<— Fiction:

Novels:

  • Kit and Lily : a Novel (with Brian Kunde).
    -- Redwood City, CA : Fleabonnet Press, 1994 (print) and 2004 (etext of selected chapters).

Short fiction:

  • “The Fish in the Plaza.”
    -- In The Spilt Ink Sampler, 1997 (etext).
  • “CH + JM.”
    -- In The Spilt Ink Sampler, 1997 (etext).

<— Poetry:

Poetry collections (including poems published singly as chapbooks):

  • Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade.
    -- [Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press], Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures : Poems.
    -- Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan.
    -- Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • A Map for J. [single poem issued in book form]
    -- Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • Zoo Stew : a Beastly Tale. [single poem issued in book form]
    -- Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Dec. 1998 (print).
  • Forgework.
    -- La Honda, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • Coyote Snuffle : Poems.
    -- La Honda, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Dec. 2000 (print).

Individual poems:

  • “After the Sale.”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Nov. 11, 1994 (print and etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Brainless.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “One Nation Under Slime.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Heading Out.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Living in Love.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Chasing Butterflies.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Nuclear Waste.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Sad Eyes.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Green Gulch.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Metamorphosis.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- In West Word, Seedling issue, 1999 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jun. 15, 2009 (etext).
  • “Willie James.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “How to Get a Girl.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “If I Were a Bird.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Storm Warning.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “Hidden Waters.”
    -- In Change in the Air : A Production of Mystery Brigade, Apr. 6, 1995 (print).
  • “The Purple Polka-dotted Wheelbarrow.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, November 1995 (print).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “David Byrne of the Talking Heads Signs His Book of Photographs” (later retitled “David Byrne Signs His Book of Photographs”).
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “At Jasper Ridge, Early One November Morning” (later retitled “Bobcat Morning at Jasper Ridge”).
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Water Buffalo.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “On Night Paths.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “Hopscotch Game Drawn on a Park Road.”
    -- In The Spilt Ink Sampler, 1997 (etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “The Mammoth in the Garden.”
    -- In The Spilt Ink Sampler, 1997 (etext).
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Sutter Street, 2 a.m.”
    -- In The Spilt Ink Sampler, 1997 (etext).
  • “Cat Dreams.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Self-Portrait With Beetles, et al.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Star Thistles.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • Zoo Stew : a Beastly Tale.
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- Stanford, CA : Red Gravenstein Press, Dec. 1998 (print).
    -- In West Word, Seedling issue, 1999 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “Lichen Tangled in Her Hair.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jan. 14, 2009 (etext).
  • “Desire.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “The Vegetable of Love.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Enter Puck, With a Broom.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Flirting at Kepler's Books.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “The Other Men Who Come and Go.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Your Kisses Chime Silver.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Bathing.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Candlelight Aubade.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “In the Midnight Kitchen.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “On the Telephone.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Canyon Lands.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “In Pieces.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “The Winter Heart.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Advice at the Photocopy Machine.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “The Problem With Families These Days.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “In Light at Good Vibrations.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Comfort at Midnight.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “23 Things on Monday’s List.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jan. 21, 2009 (etext).
  • “Air Conditioning.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Sleep.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Making Salad.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “In the Living Room Before Dawn.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Leland Avenue Elegy.”
    -- In Air Conditioning & Other Pleasures, Dec. 18, 1997 (print).
  • “Fogbound.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Collecting Loneliness.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Cracks.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “What You Told Me When We Woke.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “A Letter to Michael, April, 1998.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Secret.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Wren's Nest Among the Thorns.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “In the House of Dreams.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Slate Creek Silver.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Why We Wake.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “The Wind Always Tugs on Your Hair.”
    -- In In the House of Dreams : Poems for Joan, Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “Notes on Love Poem - A Map for J.”
    -- In A Map for J., Jun. 9, 1998 (print).
  • “On Not Being Pat.”
    -- In West Word, Seedling issue, 1999 (print).
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print)
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- On Poetrybird, Feb. 8, 2011 (etext).
  • “Gravenstein Dreams.”
    -- In West Word, issue and date unknown (print).
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jan. 13, 2009 (etext).
  • “What Home Is.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Meat Bee.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “The Age of Fashion.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “The Beard.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Too Visible in Daly City.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “The Window, Through Which We Observe Them.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “July 20, 1969.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “West of the Ridge.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Night and Volcanoes.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Forgework.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Scything.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “When the Corn Came Ripe.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Wedding Preparations.”
    -- In Forgework, Dec. 1999 (print).
  • “Down Harkins Fire Road (El Mar de la Purissima).”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 2000 (print and etext).
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
    -- On Poetrybird, Mar. 2, 2009 (etext).
  • “A Guide to Leather Glove Care.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jan. 16, 2009 (etext).
  • “Thief.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “The Right Tool.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Anniversaries.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Hole on Crow Creek.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “What Ray Left Behind.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Cicadas.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
    -- On Poetrybird, Jun. 15, 2009 (etext).
  • “Feast.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Seventeen Visits to Los Trancos.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Coal Creek Haiku.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “September Himalayan Berries.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Morsel.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).
  • “Enough Rain This Year.”
    -- In Coyote Snuffle, Dec. 2000 (print).

<— Nonfiction:

Articles:

  • “Titles To Make You Smile” [series] (with Brian Kunde, Molly Carroll, Sharon Hom, Senia Pasiliao).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Feb. 7, 1992, May 15, 1992, Jun 26, 1992, Aug. 14, 1992, Sep. 4, 1992, May 13, 1994, Jun. 10, 1994, Jun. 24, 1994, Jul. 8, 1994, Jul. 22, 1994, Aug. 5, 1994, Aug. 19, 1994, Sep. 2, 1994, Oct. 14, 1994, Oct. 28, 1994, Nov. 11, 1994, Mar. 17, 1995, Mar. 31, 1995, Apr. 28, 1995, May 12, 1995, May 26, 1995, Jun. 9, 1995, Jun. 28, 1996, Aug. 23, 1996, Oct. 18, 1996, Apr. 4, 1997 (etexts).
  • “Serials Recon Progress Report No. 1, 3-3-92”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Mar. 6, 1992 (etext).
  • “Barcode Titles To Make You Smile” [series] (with Brian Kunde).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Aug. 21, 1992, Nov. 13, 1992, Apr. 23, 1993, May 7, 1993 (etexts).
  • “Serials Recon Helps Put Card Catalog to Bed”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Jan. 22, 1993 (etext).
  • “For Music Librarians And Others” (with Brian Kunde).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Sep. 17, 1993 (etext).
  • “Another Successful Booksale” (with Tatiana Barr, James Liu, & Marilyn Stoddard).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Nov. 5, 1993 (etext).
  • “Seeing Both Sides Of The Issue” (with Rich Lague).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Feb. 4, 1994 (etext).
  • “October SUL Booksale Results” (with Tatiana Barr, James Liu, & Marilyn Stoddard).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Oct. 28, 1994 (etext).
  • “In the Canyons of San Carlos -- Arguello Park.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, March/April 1996 (print and etext).
  • “The Trail Center Blazes a Path on the Web.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, March/April 1996 (print and etext).
  • “Faults, Volcanoes and Hawks: Exploring the Ridges with the new Trail Map of the Southern Peninsula.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, December 1996/January 1997 (print and etext).
  • “A New Brochure in the Works!”
    -- In The Trail Companion, February/March 1997 (print and etext).
  • “We're Building a Bay-front Trail in San Mateo.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, February/March 1997 (print and etext).
  • “Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Booksale”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Mar. 7, 1997 (etext).
  • “Clean Off Your Bookshelves”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Apr. 4, 1997 (etext).
  • “SUL News Notes Indexes Updated Through August 22, 1997” (with Brian Kunde).
    -- In SUL News Notes, Aug. 29, 1997 (etext).
  • “A Belated Report on the Spring SLSA/Associates of SUL Book Sale”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Oct. 17, 1997 (etext).
  • “A League or Less : Hawk Ridge at Dusk (Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve).”
    -- In The Trail Companion, December 1997/January 1998 (print and etext).
  • “Catching the Early Flowers.”
    -- In , February/March 1998 (print and etext).
  • “A League or Less : The Dish.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, February/March 1998 (print and etext).
  • “The 1999 San Francisco Peninsula - South Bay Restoration Workshop.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Late Winter 1999 (print and etext).
  • “Lyme Disease News.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Late Winter 1999 (print and etext).
  • “Can Trail Building Save the Planet? The Environmental Impact of Trails.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Early Spring 1999 (print and etext).
  • “Announcing the 1999 SLSA/ASUL Book Sale”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Apr. 9, 1999 (etext).
  • “SLSA/ASUL Book Sale Expands to Include LPs”
    -- In SUL News Notes, Apr. 23, 1999 (etext).
  • “Good Day, Sunshine : Staying Safe in the Sun.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Summer 1999 (print and etext).
  • “A Man with a Handcycle.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 1999 (print and etext).
  • “Wild Lit : A Note from the Literary Editor.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 1999 (print and etext).
  • “A Short Hike with a Great View.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 1999 (print and etext).
  • “Wild Lit : A Note from the Literary Editor.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Winter 2000 (print and etext).
  • “A Few More Wildflower Tips.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Spring 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Pigs, Pigs and More Pigs... Feral Pigs Invade the Santa Cruz Mountains” (with Emily Johnson).
    -- In The Trail Companion, Spring 2000 (print and etext).
  • “How "Green" is Your Gear? The Environmental Impact of Nylon.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Spring 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Wild Lit : A Note from the Literary Editor.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Spring 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Handbook for Forest and Ranch Roads : A guide for planning, designing, constructing, reconstructing, maintaining and closing wildland roads” (book review).
    -- In The Trail Companion, Summer 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Wild Lit : A Note from the Literary Editor.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Summer 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Grazing through Huckleberry Heaven.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Wild Lit : A Note from the Literary Editor.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Fall 2000 (print and etext).
  • “Meeting the Land at Fairfield Osborne Preserve.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Winter 2001 (print and etext).
  • “A Day in the Life of a Crew Leader” (with Richard Allsop)
    -- In The Trail Companion, Winter 2002 (print and etext).
  • “The Trail Center at Twenty Years... and Counting.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Spring 2003 (print and etext).
  • “The Mellon Grant Legacy Spreads to Arizona.”
    -- In The Trail Companion, Summer 2003 (print and etext).

Letters:

  • “On the Road to Santiago and Other Journeys.”
    -- Dec. 1994 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • Encounters.
    -- Dec. 15, 1995 (print).
    -- In Geoffrey's Spilt Ink : Samples, Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).

Memoirs:

  • “Taking Possession.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “In a Green, Wet World.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “Late Season at Lassen.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “Dusk-Running.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).
  • “The Heron.”
    -- In Encounters, Dec. 15, 1995 (print) and Jan. 22, 2001 (etext).


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