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Scott Hightower

Part-time Faculty
shightower@nyc.rr.com
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

Office Hours
Friday 3:30-4:30

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.

Books

2019

Tartessos

Scott Hightower's Tartessos was published by Devenir.  

2012

Hontanares

Scott Hightower's Hontanares was published by Devenir.

2012

Self-Evident

Scott Hightower's Self-Evident was published by Barrow Street.

2005

Part of the Bargain

Scott Hightower's Part of the Bargain was published by Copper Canyon Press.

2003

Natural Trouble

Scott Hightower's Natural Trouble was published by Fordham University Press.

2001

Tin Can Tourist

Scott Hightower's Tin Can Tourist was published by Fordham University Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

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

Recent News

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

 

Scott Hightower