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. 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.