Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/24/23


Animal nature, deprived for too long,
will eventually snap, biting
with teeth black and gnarly,
jagged and hateful,
preternatural, cancerous,
crass, distorted by instinct,
left out of consideration by higher consciousness,
angry, primal,
distrustful, and mad with rage
for no damned discernable reason at all.

©2023 Scott Thomas Outlar All rights reserved.

Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He now lives and writes in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author of seven books. His work has been nominated multiple times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He guest-edited the Hope Anthology of Poetry from CultureCult Press as well as the 2019-2023 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. He has been a weekly contributor at Dissident Voice for the past eight and a half years. Selections of his poetry have been translated and published in 14 languages. More about Outlar’s work can be found at


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