About me

You can call me Scott. I’m a writer, freelancer and sometimes teacher on the Leelanau Peninsula here in the midst of the Great Lakes. Walking is near the heart of my vocation, and I convey some of my rambles in an amiably weird monthly newsletter called Polylith. In my poetry and prose, I write about land and the imagination, pattern and recurrence, myth and a spirited human participation in this much-more-than-human world. My poems have appeared in Reliquiae.

I chair the board of Human Nature School, a local organization dedicated to the mutual flourishing of humans of all ages with our ecosystems here.

Presently (spring 2021), I’ve finished work on my first book, a collection of essays and poems called Drift Gestures, and hope to publish it sometime in the next year. My first pamphlet, Rising water / Palm to stone, is available for purchase, and subscriptions are open for the quarterly zine Drift Body. You can follow along with my work via the newsletter. If any of this strikes a chord, do send me a note.

Portrait of the author wearing winter clothes standing on a frozen lake at sunset, January 2019

And a few hopes:
More quiet, more common; may the margins flood the center.