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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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

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