darlene anita scott


Richmond, VA
Virginia US

Author's Bio

darlene anita scott is a poet and visual artist whose work explores corporeal presentations of trauma and the violence of silence and is especially interested in these expressions in black girlhood. 

She co-edited Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge) and her collection Marrow (University Press of Kentucky) imagines Peoples Temple, a Christian congregation of Americans who immigrated to Guyana and were subsequently coerced into suicide by their spiritual leader.

Scott's art has been featured in The Journal, The West Review, and A Journal of Compressed Arts among others, and her photography appears in Barren Magazine, Persephone's Daughters, and Auburn Avenue.

Publications & Prizes

Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (Northwestern University Press, 2019)
Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge Press, 2019)
Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Art (Third World Press, 2001)
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scott's writing has been supported by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, the Delaware Division of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and she is a fellow of the Hurston Wright Foundation, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, The Watering Hole and Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica.

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
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Born in: 
Milford, DE
Raised in: 
Milford, DE
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Last update: Apr 10, 2022