Penelope Scambly Schott has sold cosmetics at Macy’s Herald Square, made donuts in a cider mill, written texts for career guidance software, bathed people as a home health aide, posed as an artist’s model, and, mostly, impersonated a literature professor. She has published a novel and several books of poetry. Her verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Recent books include Crow Mercies, winner of the Sarah Lantz Memorial Award from Calyx; Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore, a verse study of prostitution; Lovesong for Dufur, tribute to a small town in Central Oregon; and How I Became an Historian, poems of world and personal history. Wife, mother, grandmother, and dog person, Penelope lives in Portland and Dufur, Oregon where she teaches an annual poetry workshop.
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (February 14, 2017)