Penelope Scambly Schott
Penelope Scambly Schott has sold cosmetics at Macy’s Herald Square, made donuts in a cider mill, written texts for career guidance software, bathed people as a home health aide, posed as an artist’s model, and, mostly, impersonated a literature professor. She currently hosts a poetry series called White Dog Poetry Salon. Her verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Recent books include Crow Mercies, winner of the Sarah Lantz Memorial Award from Calyx; Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore, a verse study of prostitution; Lovesong for Dufur, tribute to her small town in Central Oregon; and How I Became an Historian, poems of world and personal history. New in 2017 are Serpent Love: A Mother-Daughter Epic and Bailing the River. Wife, mother, grandmother, and dog person, Penelope lives in Portland and Dufur, Oregon where she teaches an annual poetry workshop.
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