the moon presses its tongue to mine,
lighting my eyes as a silver spoon
this is where you swim, with salt- skin
lets dry you, my tongue
on your cool-salt body under the canopy
of our sycamore.
fronds fall softly around her feet
missing their branchesas they glide—
it is not winter, nor autumn
they are refugees.
She doesn’t want to crush them
poor delicate things—
the fragility of longing
the lonely flailing descent
Kristen D. Scott is a five time nominee of the Pushcart Prize in poetry for five works from her 2014 collection OPIATE. She is an award-winning essayist for her work on Federico Garcia Lorca and his books the Divan del Tamarit, Poet of the Deep Song, and essay, "The Duende."
She has published in several anthologies, newspapers, and ezines, including the San Diego Poetry Annuals, Nomos Review, Perigee, Alesbuyia, and published two poetry collection from Garden Oak Press; LIAISONS (2012) and OPIATE (2014). She has been translated into Arabic, Albanian, Türçe and Bengali.
Recently, her work appeared in Nacional an Albanian newspaper (translated by Laureta Petoshati), Voal, (translated by Laureta Petoshati), and she was featured poet in MeArteka (May, 2015) where she had several poems translated into Albanian as well. In 2016, Scott was included in two world anthologies, XXXI CENTURY WORLD LITERATURE (Uzebekistan) and Colors of Refuge (India).
Her new and selected poems are forthcoming from Garden Oak Press in the near future.
Scott is currently the Editor-In-Chief, founder, and web designer of KNOT Magazine, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature, and is progressing with her Ph.D in Global Education and Comparative Literature.
Originally from Colorado, Scott resides on the Riviera in Türkiye, where she has lived for several years.