Obligatory Bio

Scott Thomas Outlar survived both the primordial fire and the cataclysmic flood – now he dances in celebration while waiting on the next round of chaos to commence. Otherwise, he keeps things pretty chill, spending the days reading, researching, feasting, fasting, taking meditative walks, gazing at stars, laughing at life’s existential problems, swinging to the rhythms of nature’s celestial song, flowing and fluxing with the waves of the Cosmic Tao River,  and writing prose-fusion poetry, fiction, essays, rants, ravings, screeds, manifestos, and wild, hallucinatory, psychedelic meanderings through the dualistic mind dedicated to the Renaissance Revolution of the Phoenix Generation.Visions of Verse 5-19-16.jpg

Scott’s debut chapbook, A Black Wave Cometh, was released in April of 2015 by Dink Press. Currently unavailable. A new print edition is scheduled for 2017.

A second chapbook, Songs of A Dissident, was released in December of 2015 through Transcendent Zero Press. Copies can be ordered directly from Scott, or here at Amazon and CreateSpace.

Songs of a Dissident Front

Scott’s full length poetry collection, Happy Hour Hallelujah, was released in August of 2016 through Creative Talents Unleashed. Find out more about the book and order copies here at the CTU Publishing author’s page.

Happy Hour Hallelujah front cover draft

Another poetry collection, Chaos Songs, was released on September 1, 2016 through Weasel Press. Copies are available here.

Chaos Songs Front Cover

Scott is a proud member of The Southern Collective Experience.

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He also serves as an editor at The Blue Mountain Review; Walking Is Still Honest PressThe Peregrine Muse; and Novelmasters.

Scott has had more than 1,100 poems published in over 250 print and/or online literary venues since beginning to submit his work in 2014, along with dozens of essays, articles, and short stories. His work received a Best of the Net nomination in 2015, and three Pushcart Prize nominations in 2016. His poetry has been translated into Albanian, Afrikaans, Persian, and Italian. But a bunch of numbers on tallied lists aren’t why he’s doing this…

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