F(rancis) R(eginald) Scott Sandra Djwa - Essay

Sandra Djwa

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[F. R. Scott] has published verse—eight volumes—distilling in his poetry a profound and moving vision of the world and his place in it. As we read through the early periodical verse, the subsequent books of poetry and the Selected Poems, it becomes increasingly clear that Scott's subject is man in the generic sense and human relationships. Although many of the poems begin with the individual experience, the movement is always from the personal to the universal. (p. 2)

Scott is a strongly visual poet whose shaping "I" is closely associated with the "eye" that perceives…. [He] sees poetry as a communication, as a signalling from one isolation to another…. Fingers scratching on the...

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