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[ Shorter Poems ]
Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror. Toronto: McClelland
and Stewart, 1988; New York: New Directions, 1989. pp. 160. Translated
into Bahasa Indonesia.
Thom Gunn, "Appetite for Power," TLS, February
1, 1991: "The structure of the poem is an accumulation of
juxtapositions between the political and personal, the small and
the large, the reflective and the anecdotal ....Such a structure
makes for a work of great richness and complexity."
Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse. Toronto: McClelland
and Stewart, 1992; New York: New Directions, 1992. pp. 204.
Alan Williamson, American Poetry Review, 23/1, January/February
1994, 36-37: "The poem gets, in its wonderful Williams-like
slippages, the odd vagary of meditation....Whether the issue is
the role of linguistic error in early childhood memories, New
Historicist misgivings about the ethics of Spenser and Shakespeare,
or the value of sexual liberationism, Scott has a charming way
of moving through both sides of any argument....No book in recent
memory is more venturesome in its intellectual voyages than this
one, yet one of its most attractive qualities is its dogged humanism."
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Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000.
New York: New Directions, October 2000. 264 pp.