Lifting the Turtle

“J.D. Scrimgeour packs a life into a single piece of poetry, disrupting the form and enlarging its wisdom. A book to keep beside you during this moment of intensified doubt and humanity.” —Michelle Tea

About J.D.

J.D. Scrimgeour is a writer who lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His personal essays and poetry often focus on class and education, exploring what constitutes authentic learning in the exchange between student and teacher....

Upcoming Readings and Events

Come hear selections from Lifting the Turtle.
This is a book to savor, a poet to celebrate.”—Richard Hoffman