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Poet, Professor, Designer.

2014 – 2018 Writer in residence @ the dA Center For the Arts

Professor of English & Media Studies @ Whittier College & Chapman University.

Founding Chairman of The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, 501(c)3


Scott Noon Creley holds an MFA in poetry from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in writing from UC Riverside. His work has been featured in the collections Bear Flag Republic, One Night in Downey, Cadence Collective: Year Two and , as well as in quality journals as diverse as Sentence, Miramar, Spillways, Cadence Collective and Carnival Literary Magazine. His most recent book Digging a Hole to the Moon debuted in the top 50 on Amazon.com’s poetry section.

He recently returned from China, where he read for Beijing Normal University, the Lu Xun Literary Institute, and Yunnan University as a featured visiting reader alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo and Pushcart Prize winner Tony Barnstone. He is the founding chairman of San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival inc., a non-profit literacy foundation that holds monthly free writing workshops, monthly readings, and an annual community literature festival.


He is one of the Writers in Residence for The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, California.

His collection Digging a Hole to the Moon, is available from Spout Hill Press.

He lives with his wife, painter & photographer Carly McKean Creley, in Los Feliz.


Companies for whom I’ve written, edited, created content or presented: