About me

You can call me Scott. Iā€™m a writer, freelancer and sometimes teacher on the Leelanau Peninsula ā€” on Anishinaabe land ā€” here in the midst of the Great Lakes. 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. I publish a monthly letter by email called Polylith. My poems have appeared in Reliquiae.

Presently (winter 2021), I am working on poems and essays for Drift Body zine, which I publish quarterly, and a few other as-yet-resolving projects. My first pamphlet, Rising water / Palm to stone, is available for purchase (along with other things!) in the bookshop. You can follow along with my work via the newsletter. If any of this strikes a chord, do send me a note.

I am available for publishing-related freelance work.

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.