Threads: The poetry of Scott Hastie
This the definitive collection of Scott Hastie’s writing to date… Already widely translated and published to worldwide acclaim, it is a truly inspiring and uplifting read! A must buy for all those who love his work….
Something of a summation of Scott Hastie’s poetic output to date, Threads includes some carefully distilled down and re-edited versions of the very best of his earlier work, together with all his classic well loved pieces. Together with a wealth of powerful recent previously unpublished pieces that look to further develop the spiritual themes in his work.
All this shaped into a consistent and fully coherent lyrical whole, which significantly (for the very first time!) also has something of a narrative thread to it. This poet’s life’s journey in a beautifully gilded collection of luminous writing…
Scott Hastie is a full-time Scottish born writer, based in the UK – he lives and works in tranquil surroundings in the English countryside, some twenty miles north of London.
Primarily a poet, Scott also has had one novel – ‘Reunion’ published, as well as several lavishly illustrated local history books. Over ten of his books remain in print today – principally his two early signature volumes of poetry: ‘Selected Poetry’ & ‘New Poetry’, first published in the 1990’s – together with showcases for newer equally distinctive work, such as the beautiful and soulful ‘Meditations’ first published in the Autumn of 2013.
Scott’s current poetry is very much a positive and sparkling affirmation of human potential, with a growing emphasis on spiritual awareness. Given the impact of this more recent output and its fast growing cross-cultural popularity around the world, a much more definitive and comprehensive hardback collection of all his latest work entitled ‘Angel Voices’ was soon brought forward for publication by Centuria in September 2014.
More recently, his recent poetic output has been re-edited and consolidated into the spiritually themed landmark collection ‘Threads’. This, with doubt, the definitive collection to date… Already widely translated and released to international acclaim in 2016. Following his recent success and growing worldwide exposure for his work, his only novel to date Reunion was released as an e book in the Spring of 2018.
For well over a decade now, the writing of Scott Hastie has attracted international attention and has been widely translated. A new collection ‘Pranic Poetry’ Scott’s first for nearly four years, was finally published in March 2020. Seemingly always destined to be released at the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, it really struck a chord with readers all around the world.
Hence the accelerated release of his first fully retrospective collection ‘Timeless: the best of Scott Hastie’s poetry 1990-2020’ and it’s companion volume ‘Splinters of Light: quotations from the poetry of Scott Hastie’. The planned publication of both these titles soon being advanced by six months, into the Autumn of the same year, to help satisfy the ever accelerating international demand for his work.
“It is at times like these that we need the fairest glimpses of hope, rejuvenation and a deeper understanding of the potential to realize our very best – especially in the face of such on-going adversity.” Perhaps this is why Scott Hastie’s poetry achieves such an impact and is so well received around the world.
Fortunately, it is also very easy to dip into Scott’s poetry at his highly visual and popular new web site at http://www.scotthastie.com which freely displays samples of both his already published and latest unpublished work. As a writer, Scott is very open and likes to encourage maximum participation and feedback from his readers. His web site offers the chance to post comments, both on individual pieces or more generally, if you wish… And also encourages dialogue about writing. Scott offers mentoring services to other creative writers/students around the world. He is passionate about visiting and learning from other cultures and his web site also features many fascinating photos from his extensive travels around the world.
Scott Hastie s poetry is an expanding domain overlaid by beauty, life, love, passion, imagination, hope, and insightful understanding. His poetry is blended with curiosity, subtlety, and tenderness; giving life vividness and intensity, exploring it with loving and serene aspirations and delightful perspectives. SayedH. Rohani, New Jersey, USA
Reading and devouring Scott’s past books brought me to become an ardent lover of all he writes! And his newest collection Threads has even more seductive personal overtones of such feelingly expressed joy and sorrow belonging to Scott s fathomless soul written within! This amazing book has such romantic overtones whilst still remaining so well-grounded spiritually! Truly, his writing is like rare wine. You will just LOVE Threads I promise you that!!! LauraLaVeglia,USA
Scott Hastie’s Threads is an unforgettable masterpiece consists of a pure delight created by many beautiful verses. This is the book everyone should treasure to learn about life’s virtuous presence around us like a blue sky around the clouds. Here love, reality, spirituality all stays together under the same roof of wisdom.
I highly recommend this book to all the readers of the world. MuniaKhan, Bangladesh
Like a dexterous musician who plays memorable music to his audience, Scott Hastie’s magnificent poems bring spiritual calmness to his readers’ hearts and touch them with transcendental light of wisdom. Scott’s words are meritorious, bespeak the universal language of kindness and make us think about the infinite power of goodness. Mahnaz Mohafez, Iran
There are sacred things that soothe my heart and mind when I’m troubled and the poetry of Scott Hastie is one of these. His inspired words give meaning to both the shadows and light of the past, present and future. He shows us that there is worth even in our pain, if we would simply take the time to look. Simply Beautiful! Rebecca O’Donnell, New York USA
In Hastie’s poems there is an urgency to realise an ambition to touch the very face of God! Despite all the roadblocks of mortal existence, Hastie urges us all to Burn your life famously! Then run like the wind For the hills of Elysium. And in the end he has convinced me that it’s possible. Wendy Waters, Queensland, Australia
In Hastie’s newest, it is hope that permeates throughout this collection, yet it is a hope measured with meter that breathes, and has a real strength of purpose. It is not so much the grinding through of each day that matters, but the moments along the way. Do we share them with loved ones, or huddle beneath our blankets, cowering in fear? Scott Hastie asks us to take those moments and walk with him, dance the verse of life and thought and rhyme. Aria Ligi, San Francisco, USA
This a long learnt and carefully meditated level of being from an inspired and beautiful writer who has truly lived. Individual experience so keenly observed, with every fleeting emotion most passionately felt in his ongoing preoccupation with such themes as nature, mortality and indeed the potential that surround us all, but that we knew it! Nivedita Yohana, Literary Academic, Amsterdam.