Peter Dale Scott is a poet, writer, and researcher. Formerly he was a Canadian diplomat (1957-61, serving at UN General Assemblies and then Warsaw), and later (1966-94) English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent poetry books are Mosaic Orpheus (2009) and Tilting Point (2012). Earlier poetry books include the three volumes of his trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta (1989), Listening to the Candle (1992), and Minding the Darkness (2000) In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994). In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award. A new poetry collection, Walking on Darkness, is forthcoming from Sheep Meadow Press in autumn of 2016.
His chief prose books include Cocaine Politics (in collaboration, 1991, 1998), Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996), Drugs, Oil and War (2003), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and The Future of America (2007), American War Machine (2010) and The American Deep State (2015).
An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA). His website is http://www.peterdalescott.net