Scot Siegel is the author of three full-length books of poetry, most recently The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2016). He has received numerous awards and commendations for his work. The late US Poet Laureate Philip Levine recognized Siegel’s long poem “Pages Torn From a Schoolmarm’s Diary” as a Finalist with Honorable Mention in Nimrod International’s 2012 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize competition. Siegel’s poems are part of the permanent public art installation along Portland’s MAX (light rail) Orange Line. Siegel also works as a city planner and has received national recognition for his work in advancing the state of land use planning in Oregon.