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Tactile Values
Mark Scott



First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2000 • 80 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-0-932826-91-6



“The propensity for play in Mark Scott's poems, the musicality, the sensuality and willingness to show love, make "Tactile Values" an engaging first collection. The... [continued in Reviews below]”—James Lough, The Denver Post

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“The propensity for play in Mark Scott's poems, the musicality, the sensuality and willingness to show love, make "Tactile Values" an engaging first collection. The poems' diverse and varied styles might even make it a good book for beginning readers of poetry to pick up. Start with the short ones; they're simpler, more emotional and direct. Then move on to the long, complicated ones, which are as much a pleasure to the ear as to the mind.”—James Lough, The Denver Post

“Mark Scott possess perfect pitch: a conversational music, a feel for dense textures of sound and unpredictable shifts of syntax, a fresh way of combining informal and formal tones that is utterly engaging. I am struck often in his poems by a comparably forceful and complex sensuousness chastened by analytic rigor, an intense and often distressed introspection, a feeling for the juice, the meat, the life in living things. He is a delicious love poet, a provocative linguistic banterer, a moving and painful elegist.”—Alicia Ostriker



MARK SCOTT was born in Denver, Colorado, and received his Ph.D. From Rutgers University. Mark Scott’s first collection of poems, Tactile Values, was published by New Issues in 2000. His second, A Bedroom Occupation: Love Elegies, will be published by Lumen Books. His work has been published in such journals as Raritan Review, Kenyon Review, Western Humanities Review, Paris Review, and Poetry. He lives in Omaha.



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