About me

You can call me Scott. I’m a writer and sometimes teacher on the Leelanau Peninsula, here in the midst of the Great Lakes. In my poetry and prose, I explore 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 and a zine called Drift Body. My poems have appeared in Reliquiae, and my first collection, titled Drift Gestures, is forthcoming from The Lune in 2023.

During the summer months, I do fieldwork on North Manitou Island with the nesting population of piping plovers there as part of the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort. You can follow along with that and other work via the newsletter.

If you’d like to talk, send me an email at hello@cscottmills.com.

Portrait of the author at a distance walking along a sand and cobble beach, carrying a spotting scope over his shoulder.

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