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Kristen D. Scott


  (For Zafer)


the moon presses its tongue to mine,

lighting my eyes as a silver spoon 

this is where you swim, with salt- skin

and orange

breath sweet




in evening

lets dry you, my tongue

on your cool-salt body under the canopy 

of our sycamore.



   (For Zafer)


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

Knot Magazine Editor In Chief

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.

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