Poison in Paradise -Scott Thomas Outlar

Genre: Poetry

About the Book

Poison in Paradise

Poison in Paradise is one man’s take on the tried-and-true tale about falling from grace and then rising from the ashes into redemption. Laments of existential sorrow concerning the suffering felt in this fallen world eventually give way to spiritual flights of joy as the poetic themes guide the reader on a journey through the flesh, blood, soul, and source. Stunning photography captured from trips across the United States helps enrich the poems, taking the experience to a higher level of artistic captivation.

An excerpt from a poem

Another in the Urn

When the luster fades

there is less


Not every sterling piece of silver

remains pristine


Not every star in the sky

continues to shine


Most of these slowly

burn away

About the Poet

Image may contain: 1 personScott Thomas Outlar hosts the site  17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize on three occasions. Scott serves as an editor for The Blue Mountain Review, Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters. He has been a weekly contributor at the Dissident Voice Sunday Poetry Page for the past three years.