PETER DALE SCOTT is a former Canadian diplomat and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to numerous volumes of poetry, including Coming to Jakarta: A Poem about Terror, his books include The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S Democracy and Tilting Point.
“Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time.” —Robert Hass
“[Peter Dale Scott’s work] extends the scope of poetry, reclaiming some of the ground lost since Dryden, lost even since Pound. . . . A true invention, it should be of interest to all who read poetry.”—Thom Gunn
“Bold, idiosyncratic, and arresting…”—Robert Pinsky