Scott Minar


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)

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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
to watch the neighbors' love-making
amid blackened wings.

Or I changed for a time into one
of Hölderlin's poems—

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