Merak Magazine

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Outlar was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, Italian, French, Persian, and Serbian. He has been a weekly contributor for the cultural newsletter Dissident Voice since 2014. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press. His show, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio.

Trembling towards the Sun

How much distance and difference is there Between a mountain and a molehill? And how far are you determined to climb To insure your problems amount to blessings in the end? How tenacious is your will to peace? How deep…

Midnight Wonder

Head in the clouds, Soul on the brink Of salvation and/or annihilation At any/every moment. The signs in the sky Appear to point out our future in space. The signs in my mind Seek to find the path home to…