Apogee IV, Mental Marginalia, and The Atlas Review

The Atlas Review

I’m delighted to have a couple of poems in the new Issue Four of APOGEE.

On December 9th, I’ll be reading in Brooklyn at Mental Marginalia’s “Decemberalia” reading with Cynthia Cruz, Peter Milne Greiner, Keegan Lester and Chelsea Coreen.

The next day, on December 10th, I’ll be reading at The Atlas Review‘s 2nd anniversary reading with a line-up of furies: Keegan Lester, Emily Present, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Cathy Park Hong. I’ll also have a few poems in their fifth issue sooo keep an eye [or two] out!

“Days After” in LEVELER


Where we might expect sympathy, Scott delivers cruelty. Confusing the scene even further is the description of “the building burst[ing] like a ballerina,” and injured bystanders with skin torn “open as a hymnal.”

My poem “Days After” is featured on LEVELER this week alongside some commentary from their editors.

Review of FUNERALS & THRONES in Sabotage

Sabotage Reviews

“From the beginning to the end it is also the ring in which the fate of his poetry is to be fought for.”

“The poems are littered with incredibly unfashionable references (think Bacchus, Babylon, and fishwives) as the seabed is littered with amphorae, but Scott is probably right to see the beauty in these forgotten, encrusted tropes.”

“The more you read Scott, the easier it is to see the doubt under the faith, the revulsion inside the desire. As if to acknowledge this tension, and to explain it, he has written one of the most convincing recent poetical apologias. It is unsurpassable in its #sorrynotsorry earnestness…”

Full review here.

POPSICKLE 5 is This Weekend

Popsickle Five

Niina & I have been hard at work coordinating Popsickle’s fifth year—and it’s coming up on this Saturday and Sunday (28th & 29th)! It will be a two-day event this year, with both events happening in DUMBO. Saturday is our usual day-long reading, held this year at Forgotten Works Studio. Sunday will be a closing reading at Berl’s Poetry Shop. Check out the schedule on Popsickle’s site for all the juicy info on readers & series that will be joining us this year.

Hope to see you there! XO