Archive for April, 2014

Spring 2014 Poetry Readings

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

I will be reading my poems at the following places this spring:

March 20th – Downtown Books, Milwaukee, WI.

March 27th – The Chazen Museum – Madison, WI.

April 21st – WFOP Fox Valley Poetry Series, Harmony Cafe – 233 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

April 27th – Stoneboat 4.23 Launch Reading, Paradigm Coffee and Music, 1202 N. 8th Street in Sheboygan, WI.

April 28th – Middle Coast Poets Reading Series – River West Public House, Milwaukee, WI.

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New Poem at Heron Tree

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

My poem Driving Home, Just North of Chetek appears here on Heron Tree.

Three New Poems at Connotation Press

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

I have three new poems just published at Connotations Press: An Online Artifact.

The Ice Finally Goes Out on Lake Chetek

Leaving Chetek on Sunday Night

Two Bedroom House For Sale in Chetek, WI

Associate Editor Julie Brooks Barbour introduces our lead poet this month:

These poems by Paul Scot August are haunted by desolate structures: a “shuttered canning plant” and the twisted pier on a lake. There is also spiritual desolation in these poems, but the speaker faces it head on—plunging feet into icy water or standing on the rails just after a train passes, “prepared for the darkness ahead.” Here is the risk of failure. Here’s a ticket out but the speaker dares to stand still and look back.