San Diego Mesa College’s Scott T. Starbuck has landed his most recently published
book, Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems, on the “Editor’s Pick” list on Newpages.com. The book focuses on climate change
issues and the potential that can be developed from renewable energy in the next five
years. He has a passion for bringing awareness to the unsustainable practices of
today’s society and draws his readers in by using a unique approach through poems
from imagined ghosts.
When asked about his new book Starbuck said, "I understand there is a strong bias
against poetry in our society, maybe due to how it is taught by well-meaning teachers
who think it is more about riddles than freedom, but poetry is the core of each major
spiritual tradition on Earth, always waiting for those, as Nobel Prize winner Czesław
Miłosz famously said, interested more in 'reality' than what passes for it."
Linda Hensley, Dean of Humanities, also shared her thoughts, “Reading the poetry in
Scott Starbuck’s book, Hawk on Wire inspired and reminded me of the extremity of climate change. His poetry is vivid,
passionate and insightful. Our students at Mesa are motivated by Scott’s enthusiasm
for teaching and we are lucky to have him as one of our amazing professors.”
Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems is available in the Mesa College Bookstore, Mesa College Library and on Kindle. For more information, visit the Mesa College Creative Writing Program website or the Mesa College World Literature website.
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