Nancy Scott has been the managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the journal of the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative in New Jersey, for more than a decade. She is the author of eight other collections of poetry. She began writing poetry in the mid-’90s to capture the stories she’d heard as a social worker for the State of New Jersey, first in a child abuse response unit and later in a program assisting homeless families and those with mental health, AIDS, and disability issues to find permanent housing in the community. Running Down Broken Cement (Main Street Rag, 2014) was inspired by these experiences.
Also an artist, Scott works primarily in collage and mixed media. Her work has been widely exhibited in juried shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in online and print literary journals, and as the cover image for her book, The Owl Prince (Aldrich Press, 2015).
Raised in a suburb of Chicago, she attended Brandeis University and graduated from the University of Chicago, eventually relocating to New Jersey where she currently resides.
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (April 15, 2016)