"He has poems that for sheer beauty take your head off."
John Gardner on 'A Close Sky over Killaspuglonane'
"If you want to know how real poetry reads, buy this book, read it, and keep it." Leonard Blackstone on Selected Poems
"In a time when many poets cannot resist the grand gesture, Skinner's art is the achievement of presence in the places we go to: in field, kitchen, bar, dictionary, anecdote, joke, love bower."
James Liddy on 'Learning to Spell "Zucchini"'
"This is a stunning collection, full of mystery, cross-purposes, weird and tragic characters, and should be read from start to finish."
Aidan Murphy on The Bears & Other Poems
"It's worth whatever stretches might be required to put it into your personal library."