Scott T. Starbuck’s book of climate change poems, Hawk on Wire, was selected from over 1,500 entries as a Montaigne Medal Finalist at Eric Hoffer Awards for “the most thought-provoking books.” The book, written at a PLAYA climate change residency, was also a July 2017 “Editor’s Pick” at Newpages.com along with The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, and was featured at Yale Climate Connections. There is a 24-minute YouTube of his book launch sponsored by La Jolla Historical Society’s WEATHER ON STEROIDS EXHIBIT. In addition to being a poet, Starbuck participated in, and presented at, the UCSD Climate Curriculum Workshop gathering ideas for his science-based poems. His climate ecoblog is Trees, Fish, and Dreams and “Manifesto from Poet on a Dying Planet” is at Split Rock Review.
A former charter captain and commercial fisherman, Scott T. Starbuck is a Creative Writing Coordinator and World Literature Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College. His other books include Industrial Oz (Fomite, 2015), and Lost Salmon (MoonPath Press, 2016).