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Nonfiction & Criticism

Online & Downloadable Essays

Scott's first book of essays, Lunch at Mark Twain's Grave is in manuscript and may be available soon.


Individual essays by Scott have appeared in The Laurel Review, Poetry International (online), Pennsylvania English, The Museum of Americana,, The Westminster Review, Good Works Review, and elsewhere.

Scott's essay, "Introducing Ingela Strandberg" was translated into Swedish by Dr. Goran Malmqvist of The Swedish Academy and appears as the afterword to Strandberg's Norstedts published book, Vid Oro Skog (In the Forest of Estrangement).


Several of Scott's essays have been translated into Arabic by Dr. Saleh Razzouk of The University of Aleppo and published in Arabic language journals, newspapers, and ezines in the Middle East and Australia.


Poet laureate Mark Strand referred to Scott's essay about his book Man and Camel as "one of the best things written about me." 

Use this link to read Scott's essay, "Music Therapy" from Pennsylvania English

Follow this link to Scott's essay, "Lunch at Mark Twain's Grave"-earlier version in the online journal The Museum of Americana

Follow this link to Scott's contribution "Mortar Shells, Lunch, and Poetry" in's series, Letters to America. This essay also appears in the book, Dear America from Trinity University Press (2020).

Use this link to read Scott's essay, "Newfoundland Sketches" at

Follow this link to Scott's essay, "Flying Saucers" in Good Works Review

Follow this link to Scott's essay, "Translating in Aleppo" in Poetry International Online.

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