Scott Minar

Ohio University Lancaster 1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 654-6711

Author's Bio

Scott Minar is a poet, essayist, editor, and translator. He is author of The Body's Fire (Clarellen 2002), The Palace of Reasons (Mammoth Books 2006), and Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2006) with Edward Dougherty. Joyce Carol Oates has called his work "a remarkable find." He is editor of The Working Poet (Autumn House 2009). Minar has a special interest in the poetry of Paul Celan and in poet/visual artists, particularly Mark Strand. He has won a five teaching awards (Elmira College and Ohio University Lancaster). His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, TickleAce, The High Plains Literary Review, The Laurel Review, West Branch, and other journals and anthologies in the U.S. and Canada. He has taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Antioch College, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University, and Elmira College.

Publications and Prizes

Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom
(Prentice Hall, 2006)
, The Palace of Reasons
(Mammoth Books, 2006)
The Working Poet: 75 Writing Exercises and an Anthology
(Autumn House Press, 2013)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Collected Poems of Zbigniew Herbert by Trans. Alissa Valles

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Cleveland, United States
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Cleveland, OH, United States
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Last updated: Jun 13, 2011