Read Me to Sleep, Ricky host Rick Whitaker reads a selection from Mark Scott's 2007 collection A Bedroom Occupation.
"... the most heart-breaking love poetry since that other Empire fell."
"Is that afterglow or is the house on fire? Scott's work and writing have an almost narcotic power."
"These letters from a self-described 'faithless man' are intelligent, intimate, and illuminating."
Mark Scott was born in 1959 in Denver, Colorado. He was educated at the University of Colorado, University College London, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, and received an English Ph.D. from Rutgers. Mark is currently living in Japan, where he is Professor of English at Nara Women's University. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the Academy of American Poets Prize in 1992. His work has appeared in Poetry, Santa Monica Review, The Kenyon Review, Western Humanities Review, and Streams of William James. His poetry collections are Tactile Values (New Issues, 2000), A Bedroom Occupation: Love Elegies (Lumen Books, 2007), and Balance Sheets (Kingston UP, 2022).
Read Me to Sleep, Ricky is hosted by Rick Whitaker and produced in New York City.