Peter Dale Scott


Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His latest book of poems, Mosaic Orpheus, appeared in 2009 from McGill-Queen's University Press. His most recent prose book is American War Machine, from Rowman & Littlefield (2010).


His other chief poetry books are the three volumes of his trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror (1989), Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse (1992), and Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000. In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994).  Some of his poems can be read on his website, In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award.

He has also written in both poetry and prose about Czeslaw Milosz, including a reminiscence, "A Difficult, Inspirational Giant," in Cynthia Haven's anthology,  An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz.