Peter Dale Scott

reads from his new poetry collection, Walking on Darkness.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:30pm


Peter Dale Scott’s poems have been praised by Robert Hass, Thom Gunn, and Robert Pinsky; and in 2002 he won the Lannan Poetry Award. His eighth book of poems looks back on six decades of experiences as a confused student in Paris, a diplomat in Poland, Vienna and New York, a professor of English at UC Berkeley in the tumultuous sixties, and after retirement a tutor in Buddhist Thailand- all of the poems in search of “this oxymoron/ the meaning of life".

Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and Professor Emeritus of English at UC Berkeley. In addition to numerous volumes of poetry, including Coming to Jakarta: A Poem about Terror, his books include The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S Democracy and Tilting Point.

Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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ISBN: 9781937679644
Published: Sheep Meadow Press - November 1st, 2016