Adrian G R Scott lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, he is a poet , writer and amateur photographer. For more www.adriangrscott.com
His first collection of poetry ‘The Call of the Unwritten’ was published in 2010. He wrote 50 poems for the first 50 years of his life. Some were written earlier in his life, others for the collection. The title poem is a response to a call he describes as intensifying as he grew older. His journey is described as – ‘A flight that captures the fierce jeopardy of living so I can render its path for others to read’.
His second collection was published in 2013 entitled ‘Arriving in Magic’. It charts a three-year period in the author’s life beginning right after publication of ‘The Call of the Unwritten’ and into his six-month sabbatical in early 2011 – when he unearthed a new way of looking at his life.
In Arriving in Magic he describes a refusal to ‘pass the gap that gates the path unnoticed’ and this opened many ‘Gateways’ disclosed in poems like ‘When will you be ready’ and ‘The Edge of Bleakness’. The chapter ‘Path Crossings’ celebrates the people whose presence has given him a magical awareness of life and death.
The ‘Tuscany’ section recalls a trip in 2010 with the Poet David Whyte and how this alerted him to the magic in everyday life. ‘Unearthings’ narrates what the commonplace contains when approached with fierce attention.
The final section ‘Glad Arrivals’ reveals the wonder he came to experience, and moves into ‘The Starving Edge’ challenging the age of austerity asking more than simply the recreation of a broken system.
Ending with an invitation to a ‘Certain Kind of Vow’ this collection is a personal testament adding to what Goethe calls the praise of what is truly alive and what longs to be burned to death.
His blogs are what he calls, quoting the hermit, monk, and radical Thomas Merton, raids on the unspeakable. He shared recently about a breakdown he experienced last year. It was featured in Freshly Pressed . Now I am 54
His books are available at Buy Books