Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971.

HeĀ is the author of two collections of poetry, Mister Skylight and Rough Day, both published by Copper Canyon Press.

He has been a Bread Loaf Fellow, the Jennie McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University, writer-in-residence at the Hugo House. He also received a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation to work on his next book in Marfa, Texas.

He co-hosts, with novelist J. Robert Lennon, the podcast Lunch Box, With Ed and John.

He lives in Seattle.