Jake Skeets

Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born Water’s Edge. He is Diné and holds an MFA in Poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Waxwing, Yellow Medicine Review, and elsewhere. Jake is a winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. His community work includes organizing Pollentongue, a poetry salon and reading series, and acting as a faculty mentor for the annual Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute. He is the founding editor of Cloudthroat, an online publication for Native, First Nations, and Indigenous writing and art, and a founding member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: a Diné Writers’ Collective. He currently teaches at Diné College in the Navajo Nation.