Scott Goebel

Writer, editor & teacher


Community organizer
Creative nonfiction
Literary arts
Performance poetry
Reading and study groups
Slam poetry
Social service and advocacy


Poetry & Prose; Readings & Workshops; Presentations on coal, mountaintop removal and Climate Change.

Born a Briarhopper in Hamilton, Ohio, Scott Goebel became an Urban Appalachian in 1997 when it was pointed out to him that he already was. He edited Jim Webb's "Get In, Jesus" (Wind 2012) and co-edited Joe Barrett's "Blue Planet Memoirs" (Dos Madres 2017). He took degrees from Millikin University and Northern Kentucky University. He is an editor Emeritus of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel; founding editor of Red Crow--a Beat Journal. He founded the Highway 51 Poetry Project, organized the Riverbank Poetry Project where he served as emcee and Slam Master (at Sitwell's, too). His poetry and prose has been published in Wind Magazine, Now & Then, Iron Mountain Review, Appalachian Journal, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Northern Appalachian Review & other (more obscure) publications. Connections include the Southern Appalachian Writers Coop, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Appalshop, UACC, Letcher County, KY and Mingo County, WV. He has taught at Cincinnati State, Thomas More University and NKU. He lives above a bar in Campbell County, Kentucky.


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Campbell County, KY