Scott Ruescher is the author of the full-length poetry collection Waiting for the Light to Change (Prolific Press, 2017) and of two earlier chapbooks. He has won Able Muse’s Write Prize, Poetry Quarterly‘s Rebecca Lard Award, and, twice, the New England Poetry Club‘s Erika Mumford Prize for poetry about travel and international culture. His poems have appeared in About Place, AGNI, The Common Ground Review, Negative Capability, Ploughshares, The Evening Street Review, Solstice, The Tower Journal, and many other publications. From 2002 until 2020 he worked for the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught English in the Boston University Prison Education Program.
Waiting for the Light to Change published by Prolific Press
Sidewalk Tectonics published by Pudding House
Perfect Memory published by Finishing Line Press
“Above the Fold,” “At Hamilton and Pearl,” “Tag,” and “Tenskwatawa,” in Lights, a zine published in 2020 by Pleasure Boat Studios
From 1999 to 2005 or so, Scott wrote monthly features for the online, Boston-based journal ArtsEditor:
During the same period at the start of this millennium, Scott wrote profiles of New England studio potters, such as Judith Motzkin, Paul Heroux, Mark Shapiro, Sarah Spademan, Nancy Selvage, Chris Gustin, and Diana Thomas, for Ceramics Monthly. During this period Scott also wrote a couple of pieces for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s monthly journal Appalachia, a couple for ReVista (a periodical published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard), several narrative “commentaries” on social issues and for the Cambridge community newspapers, and short profiles of alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Education for Ed. magazine. Unfortunately, most of those articles are not available online.