Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a weekly contributor for the Dissident Voice newsletter since 2014, and during that time has published poetry, essays, and articles in more than 300 literary venues around the world. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, French, Italian, Persian, and Serbian. Of Sand and Sugar is Outlar's sixth collection of poetry.