Peter Dale Scott - Walking on Darkness (Corte Madera)

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

In conversation with Sylvia Boorstein

Peter Dale Scott’s poems have been praised by Robert Hass, Thom Gunn, and Robert Pinsky; and in 2002 he won the Lannan Poetry Award. His eighth book of poems, Walking on Darkness, looks back on six decades of experiences as a confused student in Paris, a diplomat in Poland, Vienna and New York, a professor of English at UC Berkeley in the tumultuous sixties, and after retirement a tutor in Buddhist Thailand -- all of the poems in search of “this oxymoron/ the meaning of life".

Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to numerous volumes of poetry, including Coming to Jakarta: A Poem about Terror, his books include The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S Democracy and Tilting Point.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Walking on Darkness Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937679644
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Published: Sheep Meadow Press - November 2016

Praise for Peter Dale Scott
"Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time." - Robert Hass
" Peter Dale Scott's work] extends the scope of poetry, reclaiming some of the ground lost since Dryden, lost even since Pound. . . . A true invention, it should be of interest to all who read poetry." --Thom Gunn