Charles Scott (1948–2017) was born in Camden County, Missouri, in 1948; he lived in Canada. He received a B.A. from Williams College in 1993 and an M.A. from Miami University. A chapbook of his poems, Old Ordnance, was published by Adastra Press in 2005. Most recently his poems appeared in Nebo: A Literary Journal, Plainsongs, Plume, Poem, and Southern Poetry Review. Soft Water was his first full-length book.