Scott Owens


838 4th Avenue Drive NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Author's Bio

Award-winning poet, editor, reviewer columnist, community organizer, and instructor of English, literature, and creative writing with 16 published books, more than 1400 published poems and 500 published essays, articles, and reviews.

Publications & Prizes

Counting the Ways (Main Street Rag, 2020)
Down to Sleep (Main Street Rag, 2016)
Thinking About the Next Big Bang in the Galaxy at the Edge of Town (Main Street Rag, 2015)
To (Main Street Rag, 2014)
Eye of the Beholder (Main Street Rag, 2013)
For One Who Knows How to Own Land (FutureCycle Press, 2012)
Shadows Trail Them Home (Clemson University Digital Press, 2011)
Something Knows the Moment (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2011)
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The Fractured World (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2008)
The Persistence of Faith (Sandhills Press, 1994)
The Nature of Attraction (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2010)
Prizes won: 

2012 Jane Moran Award, 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994 Blumenthal Poet, 2008 Pushcart Prize Anthology Special Mention, 2009 Gertrude Munzenmaier Award, 2009 Poetry of Courage Award, 2010 Lyman Haiku Award, 10-time Pushcart Nominee, 8-time Best of the Net Nominee

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Galway Kinnell Tim Peeler Yehuda Amichai Yannis Ritsos CP Cavafy

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Born in: 
Greenwood, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Greenwood, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: May 14, 2021