Author of 10 Collections of Poetry, Founder of Poetry Hickory and The Art of Poetry at Hickory Museum of Art, Editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review and 234, Vice President of Poetry Council of North Carolina, Vice President of NC Poetry Society, NC Writers' Network Regional Representative, Writers' Night Out Facilitator, Author of "Musings" (weekly poetry column).
Born in Greenwood, SC, Scott Owens now lives in Hickory, NC. He holds degrees from Ohio University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Greensboro. He is the author of Shadows Trail Them Home (collaboration with Pris Campbell, Clemson University Press, 2012), For One Who Knows How to Own Land (Future Cycle Press, 2012) Something Knows the Moment (Main Street Rag, 2011), The Nature of Attraction (collaboration with Pris Campbell, Main Street Rag, 2010), Paternity (Main Street Rag, 2010), The Fractured World (Main Street Rag, 2008), and three chapbooks of poetry, The Persistence of Faith (Sandstone, 1993), Deceptively Like a Sound (Dead Mule, 2008), and The Book of Days (Dead Mule, 2009).
He teaches English and creative writing at Catawba Valley Community College and has published more than 1000 poems in journals including Georgia Review, North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Cream City Review, and The Pedestal.
His work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the Next Generation/Indie Lit Awards, the NC Writers' Network, the NC Poetry Society and the Poetry Society of SC, and been nominated for 9 Pushcart Prizes and 7 Best of the Net Awards, and read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac.He has given hundreds of readings of his work and taught dozens of workshops at colleges, libraries, and arts centers across the Southeast.
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Main Street Rag
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