Bi Scott - Language and Diplomacy

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry and Diplomacy may seem unlikely bedfellows, but have much in common. Both depend on a mastery of language, an awareness of the unsaid, curiosity about possible perspectives, problem-solving creativity, a sense of redress, and the ability to combine conviction with delicacy. It is no surprise that a large number of Poet Laureates historically were diplomats by profession, and even if the skill-set required of today’s diplomats has changed, a poetic mindset remains relevant to diplomatic endeavour. The relationship between poetry and diplomacy is explored in my essay Force and Finesse, and that between poetry and political speeches in The Cadence of Counterbalance.

Published Poems

Sonnet Sequences