Scott T. Starbuck


Scott T. Starbuck was a Friends of William Stafford Scholar at the "Speak Truth to Power" Fellowship of Reconciliation Seabeck Conference in 2014, a 2013 Artsmith Fellow on Orcas Island, and writer-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. His poetry focuses on the clash between ancient sustaining forces like wild salmon rivers and modern industry and industrial livelihood. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, where he teaches creative writing, world literature, and English. He hikes Oregon and Washington coasts documenting pristine aspects of wilderness as well as our culture’s desecration of ecological communities.

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Carbonfish Blues: Ecopoems
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Carbonfish Blues is about the war planetary life is losing to oil companies, and an appeal to all to help reverse this before Mother evicts us.In Carbonfish Blues, Starbuck teams with Guy Denning whose drawings, murals, and paintings of activism, refugees, human vulnerability, and realism are known throughout Europe.
Hawk on Wire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Hawk on Wire is a record of ecological disaster caused by global heating, and informed prophecy of what will happen unless humanity changes from coal and tar sands oil to renewable energy in the next five years from 2017 to 2022.  The book includes a series of imagined ghosts speaking about climate change, including Martha, the last passenger pigeon who died 1914.
Industrial Oz - Ecopoems
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Industrial Oz explores CEOs' and politicians' Titanic arrogance in the face of human-caused climate destruction.