The Rules by James Scruton

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The Rules by James Scruton


Available for pre-order.
Chapbook will be shipped this fall.

© 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9992263-4-6
Book Design: Christopher Nelson
Cover Art: Jordan Whitt
Printed on recycled paper

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Praise for James Scruton

"James Scruton likes to stand on an observable fact and then reach for something beyond; a bit of science is often all he needs to launch these poems into their appealing orbits."

—Billy Collins, on Galileo's House

"These meticulously crafted poems are terribly unassuming, but as soon as you reach the closure of one, you immediately want to read it again, lingering on its images and sounds. Over and over, ordinary things—most of them from nature, such as a sun-shower, onion grass, apples—are transformed in the poems… Exotics and Accidentals is a tactile, graceful, very lovely chapbook—a true gift."

—Dick Allen, on Exotics an Accidentals

James Scruton

James Scruton is the author, most recently, of the chapbook Blind Season (Orchard Street Press). He is the recipient of many awards, including the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry magazine, and his poems and reviews appear regularly in journals throughout the U.S. He is currently Professor of English and Associate Academic Dean at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.