Cameron Scott is the author of four poetry collections: Watershed (2019), The Snake River Poems (2017), The Book of Cold Mountain (2016), and The Book of Ocho (2013). His poetry and prose have appeared in publications including A Democracy of PoetsApercus Quarterly, Blue Moon, the burnside review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Clerestory Poetry Journal, Cloudbank, Colorado Poets Center, Four and Twenty, Ghost Road Press, Heavy Bear, Herd of PoetsHigh Country News, Marginalia, Marco Polo, Mountain Gazette, Perigee, Projector Magazine, Rhino, River of Earth and Sky, Rufous Press, Silk Road, Sugar Mule, The Drake, The FlyFish Journal, The La Grande Observer, The Poetry LoftThe Ski Journal, The Sopris Sun, Touchstone, and the Watershed Review


Cameron graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and received a Master of Fine Arts, Poetry, from the University of Arizona in 2004 where he also co-taught a creative writing workshop for Voices 110 Degrees, a writing program for at-risk youth in Tucson, AZ.


Hitting the road in search of teaching opportunities and trout, he worked for two years in Crested Butte, CO as a fly fishing guide at Dragonfly Anglers before guiding for Taylor Creek Fly Shops in Basalt, Colorado for the past decade. Cameron recently transitioned from implementing Fishtrap Story Lab for Fishtrap, a literary non-profit in Eastern Oregon, to teaching 7th-12th grade English at Wallowa High School. He also works as a freelance writer and editor, developing content for websites and writing for various magazines.

While some of his favorite jobs have included working for Camp Lincoln for Boys and guiding fishing trips, he also enjoys teaching creative writing. 

Other places he is grateful for are the Arrowmont School of Arts and CraftsColorado Art Ranch, FishtrapPlaya, and Eastern Oregon University's and Pacific University's low-residency MFA programs.



Playa, Artist-in-Residence, April 2019

Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, January 2017

2016 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, co-finalist

2016 Blue Light Book Award, Blue Light Press


Playa, Artist-in-Residence, April-May, 2014


Fishtrap's Wallowa Writer-in-Residence, 2012 to 2013


Sprague/Williamson Writer-in-Residence, 2011 to 2013 Chiloquin Visions In Progress


Carpenter Ranch Artist/Writer in Residence, September 2011, Colorado Art Ranch.