John D. Scott has won multiple awards and glowing reviews as an independent filmmaker. He has directed many well travelled short films and one critically acclaimed feature-length documentary on poet John Stiles called Scouts Are Cancelled (2007), and is currently developing a long-form documentary on poet Elizabeth Bishop. Responses to his most recent poem adaptation are very welcome. Please visit his Facebook page for more information (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Bishop-and-the-Art-of-Losing/408275002545921). Currently, Scott is an Associate Professor in the Media Arts Sciences and Studies Department at Ithaca College.
“First Death in Nova Scotia” from THE COMPLETE POEMS 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop. Copyright © 1979, 1983 by Alice Helen Methfessel. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. All Rights Reserved.