Paternity I think signals much potential for this poet. I imagine Owens emerging from the warm cocoon of young parenthood into a caliber of poet with the iridescent, subtle polish of a David Ignatow (his “Lost Childhood” comes to mind) or a Floyd Skloot. I’m looking forward to Owens’ future work. In the end, Owens has saved his life by saving Sawyer’s; with these poems, he has saved his life by stitching his past to the present with bright swatches of hope for the future. Also in the end, even this child-free reader ultimately rejoices — that Owens undertook paternity and chose to write about it.
Causes Scott Owens Supports
Poetry Hickory Hickory Soup Kitchen Temple Beth Shalom Hickory Women's Resources Center