Scott Ward


4200 54th Ave South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711

Author's Bio

I direct the creative writing department at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Teaching is one of my great loves, and our program attracts young writers from all over the country. We teach poetic and narrative craft and prosody and cultivate excitement in our students, allowing our apprentice artists to explore all manner of subject matter and form. We have a thriving artistic community on campus, hosting writers like Billy Collins, Mark Jarman, Tim Seibles, Paul Lisicky, Christopher Buckley, Amina Gautier, Rosalynde Vas Dias, and Jennifer Key. I have two books, Crucial Beauty (SCOP Publications, 1991) and Wayward Passages (Black Bay Books, 2006). For the past ten years, I've been working on a book length manuscript about a young man from Alabama conscripted for service in the American Civil War. I hope to have it finished soon. Readers may sample a bit of the work at this link to the Tampa Review Online:

Publications & Prizes

Wayward Passages (Black Bay Books, 2006)

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What I'm reading now: 
The Art of Description: World into Word by Mark Doty, The Structure of Verse by Harvey Gross, Editor

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Warrior, AL
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Last update: Apr 13, 2013