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Scott Hightower

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-3736
1 Wash Pl, Room 616

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B.A. Communications, University of Texas, Austin, 1973
M.Ed. Curriculum and Programming, Antioch College, 1977
M.F.A. Poetry Writing, Columbia University, 1994

Besides being the author of five collections of award-winning poetry, Scott Hightower has had his poems and reviews appear regularly in journals throughout the country. In 2008, his translations from Spanish garnered a Barnstone Translation Prize. He has received a residency from Valparaiso, Mojácar, Spain; the 2004 Copper Canyon Press Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets; an Academy of American Poets University Prize (while attending Columbia); and multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. His fundamental interest is the practice of writing intrinsic to all genres: literary journalism, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction; and its pedagogy.

Teaching and Research Interests

writing, poetry, non-fiction, translation, comparative literary studies, prosody and poetics

Scott Hightower

Recent News

Professor Hightower reviewed the poetry collection The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich for the April 2015 issue of Fogged Clarity.