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Scott Owens

Graduate of the UNC-Greensboro MFA program, editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, vice president of the Poetry Council of North Carolina and the North Carolina Poetry Society, and author of “Musings,” a weekly poetry column in Outlook, Scott Owens is the author of ten poetry collections and more than 1100 poems published in various journals, including Georgia Review, North American Review, Dead Mule, Chattahoochee Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal.   He has been nominated for nine Pushcart Prizes and seven Best of the Net Prizes.  Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, he now lives in Hickory, North Carolina, where he teaches and coordinates Poetry Hickory, Writers Night Out, and the Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without (in no particular order)

  1. Poetry
  2. The morning view outside my bathroom window
  3. My daughter
  4. Good coffee
  5. Pen and paper
  6. Mountains
  7. Reading glasses (sad but true)
  8. Herbs
  9. Potatoes
  10. Time alone

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