A student of British Romantic poetry, Scott focuses on questions of medium, genre, and form. The strange relation between rhetoric and rhythm is an abiding concern, and he has a particular interest in poems that can be called metadiscursive or metapoetic. More broadly, he takes up lines of inquiry from philosophical aesthetics and the critical enterprise of poetics (as distinguished from hermeneutics). And he'll happily read any poem from across the long tradition of verse and poetry in English.
Scott earned a BA (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Amherst College in 2012 and pursued graduate study at Cornell thereafter. His writing has been published by Boston Review and Southwest Review. He joined Princeton English in 2016.