Blind Season

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Blind Season

BLIND SEASON by James Scruton of MacKenzie, Tennessee, is a collection of twenty-six poems, twenty-three of which had previously been published in eleven different journals, among them: Common Ground Review, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Steam Ticket, and Third Wednesday.


Of Mr. Scruton’s poetry, Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, has said: “James Scruton likes to stand on an observable fact and then reach for something beyond: a bit of science is often all he needs to launch these poems into their appealing orbits.” Dick Allen, former Poet Laureate of Connecticut, called Scruton’s work “...meticulously crafted poems...over and over, ordinary things -- most of them from nature, such as a sun-shower, onion grass, apples...are transformed...” 


James Scruton is the author of two full collections and two award-winning chapbooks. His work has appeared often in Poetry magazine, which awarded his its Frederick Bock Prize in 1996, and in The Chicago Tribune, Poetry East, North American Review, The Florida Review, Yankee, and dozens of other journals. He is currently the Mary B. Holmes Professor of Literature and Associate Dean at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.


Blind Season is available for $10 from The Orchard Street Press, P.O. Box 280, Gates Mills, Ohio, 44040