Nancy Scott

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 637-9736

Author's Bio

I have been the current managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the journal of the U.S.1 Poets' Cooperative in NJ, for more than a decade. I am also the author of five full-length books and four chapbooks: Ah, Men (Aldrich Press, 2016); The Owl Prince (Aldrich Press, 2015); Running Down Broken Cement (Main Street Rag, 2014), Midwestern Memories (Aldrich Press, 2013); On Location (March Street Press, 2011); Detours & Diversions (Main Street Rag, 2011); A Siege of Raptors (Finishing Line Press, 2010); One Stands Guard, One Sleeps (Plain View Press, 2009); Down to the Quick (Plain View Press, 2007).I began writing poetry in the mid-90s as a way to record the many stories I'd heard working with foster and adoptive kids, homeless families and those with mental illness or AIDS. This inspired the poetry in Running Down Broken Cement. for more information.

Publications and Prizes

Ah, Men
(Aldrich Press, 2016)
, Down to the Quick
(Plain View Press, 2007)
, Midwestern Memories
(Aldrich Press, 2013)
, One Stands Guard, One Sleeps
(Plain View Press, 2009)
, Running Down Broken Cement
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2014)
, The Owl Prince
(Kelsay Books, 2015)
(Red Dashboard LLC, 2016)
, Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined
(Heart Lodge, 2010)
, Deep Waters
(Outrider Press, 2014)
, Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and Homeless
(Popcorn Press, 2009)
, Liberty's Vigil
(Foothills Publishing, 2012)
, Thatchwork
(Delaware Valley, 2009)
, The Carriage House Poetry Series Tenth Anniversary Anthology
(Muse-Pie Press, 2008)
, The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems
(Red Hen Press, 2008)
5x5 Literary Magazine , Apollo's Lyre, Big Scream, Blue Lake Review, Blue Lyra Review, BluePrint Review, Bogg, Bucks County Writer, Caduceus, Canary, Chanterelle's Notebook, Copperfield Review, Cultural Logic, Cyclamens and Swords, Deep Water Literary Journal, Edison Literary Review, Ekphrasis, Exit 13 Magazine, Flint Hills Review, Four and Twenty, Front Porch Review, J Journal, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Kaleidoscope, Kelsey Review, Literary Mama, Lullwater Review, Mad Poets Review, Miller's Pond, Mudfish, The New York Quarterly, Out of Line, Papyrus, Pemmican Press, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Poet Lore, Pudding Magazine, Qarrtsiluni, Quill & Parchment, Rattapallax, Raving Dove, River Poets Journal, Riverrun, Rufous Salon, San Pedro River Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Sea Stories, Segue, Shot Glass Journal, Slant, Sleet Magazine, Slipstream, StepAway Magazine, Struggle, The Broken City, The Fib Review, The Ledge, The Prose-Poem Project, Raven Chronicles, Stillwater Review, The Voices Project, Three Line Poetry, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Trenton Review, U.S.1 Worksheets, Umbrella, Up and Under, Verse Wisconsin, Verse-Virtual, Witness, Wordgathering
A Siege of Raptors
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)
, Detours & Diversions
(Main Street Rag, 2011)
, On Location
(March Street Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
First prize, New Jersey Writers' Conference First prize, Middleton, NJ Library contest

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Last updated: Mar 11, 2018