A retired English teacher and former textbook editor, Scott Oury was raised on an Illinois farm and has been writing poetry for over five decades. In addition to poems his works have included essays, occasional pieces and articles which have appeared in a variety of diverse publications such as Law & Order Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, HIS Magazine, and the lead essay in "The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C. S. Lewis," a book celebrating the influential British writer. He holds an M.A. in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and taught creative writing, composition, drama and poetry for over 30 years at academic institutions including Triton College, Columbia College Chicago and Mt. Holyoke College.
Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble Oury's latest book, "New Moon by Half: A Lifetime in Poetry," is drawn from material written over five decades and book brings together a remarkable body of work, a lifetime in poetry. His previous book "Coming to Terms with Experience through Writing" is a guide to experiential writing for both aspiring and professional writers. He currently lives and writes in Tesuque, New Mexico. Follow him on Instagram: @Scott.Oury.Poetry