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
B.A. Communications, University of Texas, Austin, 1973 M.Ed. Curriculum and Programming, Antioch College, 1977 M.F.A. Poetry Writing, Columbia University, 1994
Professor Hightower reviewed the poetry collection The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich for the April 2015 issue of Fogged Clarity.