Scott T. Starbuck

Poet

N/A
San Diego, CA 92109

Author's Bio

In 2020 and 2019 Scott T. Starbuck taught ecopoetry workshops at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the UC San Diego Masters of Advanced Studies Program in Climate Science and Policy (MAS CSP). His book, My Bridge at the End of the World, New and Selected Poems, was a 2020 finalist for the Blue Light Press Book Award. In 2014 Starbuck said The National Poetry Series accepting support from Exxon was like God asking Satan if he could spare some change for the cause. His book of climate crisis poems, Hawk on Wire (Fomite, 2017), was selected from over 1,500 entries as a Montaigne Medal Finalist at Eric Hoffer Awards for "the most thought-provoking books." Written at a PLAYA climate change residency, it was a July 2017 "Editor's Pick" at Newpages.com along with The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, and was featured at Yale Climate Connections. His Trees, Fish, and Dreams Climateblog at riverseek.blogspot.com has 75,000 views from 110 countries, and his “Manifesto from Poet on a Dying Planet” is at Split Rock Review < splitrockreview.org/news/2014/9/1/contributor-spotlight-scott-t-starbuck >. In 2016 he called TV news stations on behalf of San Diego area tribes as hundreds of activists rallied in downtown San Diego in solidarity with water protectors against Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Starbuck and artist Guy Denning < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI9BZ1Ro4vo > teamed to make Carbonfish Blues (Fomite, 2018). Denning's drawings, murals, and paintings of activism, refugees, human vulnerability, and realism are known throughout Europe. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
FOR LOVE OF ORCAS (Wandering Aengus Press, 2019)
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Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
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Salt, an Anthology of Oregon Coastal Poems (Nestucca Spit Press, 2005)
Books:
Carbonfish Blues (Fomite, 2018)
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Hawk on Wire (Fomite, 2017)
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Lost Salmon (MoonPath Press, 2016)
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Industrial Oz (Fomite, 2015)
Chapbooks:
The Other History or unreported and underreported issues, scenes, and events of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries (FutureCycle Press, 2013)
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River Walker (Mountains and Rivers Press, 2012)
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The Warrior Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
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The Eyes of Those Who Broke Free (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Journals:
Amsterdam Quarterly
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Analog Sea Review
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Confrontation
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Elohi Gadugi Journal
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Hubbub
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Oregon English Journal
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Pemmican Press
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Spillway Magazine
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Talking River
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The Kerf
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The Oregonian
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Untitled Country Review
Prizes won: 

Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems was a 2018 Montaigne Medal Finalist sponsored by Eric Hoffer Awards ("[from over 1,500 entries] to the most thought-provoking books"); Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems was a July 12, 2017 "Editor's Pick" at Newpages.com; Starbuck's poem, "Jacob Describes the Man Behind the Counter," won honorable mention from over 900 entries at the 2011 Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest in Venice, CA (The poem was published in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 12, Fall 2012); Teacher of the Year, 1993, Glendale Community College in Arizona

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Ocean by God, Rivers by God, Mt. Hood by God, Human Eyeballs by God, Swainson's Hawk Carrying Snake by God

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Tigard, OR
Oregon
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Last update: Sep 25, 2020