Biography of Scott Minar
College professor and editor. Poems in The Paris Review, Poetry International, Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, The Laurel Review, and many other journals in the US and Canada. Five books. Joyce Carol Oates: 'Scott Minar's work is a remarkable find.'
Scott Minar's Works:
The Body's Fire (Clarellen 2002)
The Palace of Reasons (Mammoth Books 2006)
Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom (with E. Dougherty, Pearson 2006)
The Working Poet (Autumn House 2009)
The Working Poet II (Mammoth Books 2014)
Scott Minar Poems
The Sky's Letter
In the sky's envelope there is a letter for us. — Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles
Report from Hades
Last week, the electorate voted Minotaur Governor of the Malformed. Like his father he raised taxes and seeks now to outlaw labyrinths as too challenging. The weather is bleak,
Allons Mes Enfants
As a child my heart grew a block of ice. Then it melted and drained into the sea. I became a son of Poseidon just in time for my one good eye
Like a comedian in a labor camp, I work hard not to be noticed. The mathematician tells me not to play music in my sleep. His bunk
Parade Floats of Famous Literati
Dostoyevsky's giant liver is a red balloon tethered to five dogs, one for each Sunday in the month. His music is Fandango and
A Meeting on the Heights
Despite language difficulties it came to a meeting on the heights. — Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles
Revisiting Snow Man
Insidious knows some snow men. Some are gracious and malformed, leaves stuck in ice. Some are contingency plans against the spring—
Like a comedian in a labor camp,
I work hard not to be noticed.
The mathematician tells me not to
play music in my sleep. His bunk
is outdoors, a window-box for stars.
When they fall on him, he thinks
he's on fire. Put yourself out, Copernicus,
we mutter, and he goes back to sleep.
Cradling chairs like a guitar