Monday, November 12, 2007

Scott, L. E.

Scott, L. E. (b. 1947)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. And The World Was Dark
2. A Poem For God
3. Bone to Bone
4. Reflections on a Father
5. Run Child Run
6. The Actor
7. The Hour of the Wolves
8. This Bitter Earth
9. Three Women

12 Taonga from the AoNZPSA (nzepc, 2004):

A Poem for God

Bio / Bibliography:

L. E. Scott is a Wellington-based jazz poet, performer, prose writer and reviewer. He was born in Cordele, Georgia, in 1947. When a teenager, he moved with his family to Trenton, New Jersey, where he attended high school. After graduating, he was drafted into the United States Army and spent a year in Vietnam as an infantryman (1967-8). After discharge, he attended Trenton State College, then left the United States to travel in Europe, West Africa and Australia. He came to New Zealand in 1976.

Scott started writing at twelve, and has so far published thirteen collections of poetry and short fiction. He has also edited three verse anthologies. His work has been published widely in journals, magazines and newspapers in New Zealand, Australia, India and the United States, and he has performed at poetry festivals worldwide. He is currently New Zealand editor of the Australian-based journal Kalimat.


The Coming of Lewis E. Scott, U.S.A.: Pride Publications, 1972
Together - Sheila and Lewis, Trenton, N.J.: Pride Publications, 1973
Time Came Hunting Time - Vietnam, Cammeray, N.S.W: Saturday Centre Books, 1978
This Bitter Earth, Eastbourne: Hawk Press, 1978
3 Shades: Apirana Taylor, Lindsay Rabbit, L. E. Scott, Wellington: Voice Press, 1981
Nothing But a Man, Days Bay: Voice Press, 1981
Songs for My Father, Wellington: Blackberry Press, 1983
Nightfall: Empty Spaces Before the Morning, Lower Hutt: Anchor Communications, 1985
Hour of the Wolves, Melbourne: Nosukomo, 1987
A Woman Called Maasumaa, Auckland: Bent Publishing, 1995
Earth Colours: 1970-2000, Wellington: HeadworX, 2000

Poetry and Prose:

In Celebration of My Spiritual Father: For James Baldwin (1924-1987), Auckland: Dada Afrika, 1990
Black Family Letters from Boston, Wellington: BlueBlack Press, 1994


Each Other’s Dreams: Contemporary Black American Writing, Hamilton, Outrigger, 1982
King’s Cross Pub Poets, Lower Hutt: Hutt Valley Community Arts Council, 1985
Wiimpatjai Bulku Pipinja - Black Fella’s Message - Aborigine Writers, Sydney: Gavemer Publishing, 1986

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