Rion Amilcar Scott
Rion Amilcar Scott is an American short story writer.
- …I’m hoping that readers create their own relationship between themselves, the title and the text, but I will say that it’s important to remember that each of us is a blade of grass, not the lawn itself.
- On the title of his work The World Doesn’t Require You in “A Re-Introduction to Rion Amilcar Scott's World” in Auburn Avenue (Spring/Summer 2019)
- If you take a glass bottle and toss it up into the air so that when it hits the earth it shatters against the ground, and then you take the shards and glue them back together in the shape of a bird, then you no longer have a bottle, you’ve made something new. Any parts of my personal history I use in my fiction are only interesting to me as the rawest of raw material that I’m shaping into the form of a bird.
- On how his real-life history informs his writing in “A Re-Introduction to Rion Amilcar Scott's World” in Auburn Avenue (Spring/Summer 2019)
- …Blackness for me is sort of like air, I’m constantly perceiving it, but not really thinking about it as my mind is on more immediate concerns. And then sometimes I’m forced into a hyper-awareness of it and that awareness is at times pleasant, at times noxious…
- On addressing the Black experience in his works in “‘The entire human experience’: An interview with Rion Amilcar Scott” in SmokeLong Quarterly
- … I think in real life we do. And I think a lot of times, the benefits are in our face, but we don't necessarily see the suffering that we are carrying with and the way that it ripples out and causes damage through generations…
- On men suffering from misogyny in his stories in “Rion Amilcar Scott Returns To Cross River In 'The World Doesn't Require You'” in NPR (2019 Aug 22)