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Scott Hightower

Part-time Faculty
(212) 998-9152
1 Wash Pl, Room 407

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Office Hours
Friday 2-3

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.

Scott Hightower


B.A. English, University of Texas, Austin, 1973
M.Ed., Antioch College, 1977
M.F.A., Columbia University, 1994

Recent News

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



2016 Spring

Literary Translation

2015 Spring

The Art and Craft of Poetry

2015 Fall

Advanced Poetry Writing

2014 Fall

Advanced Poetry Writing

2014 Spring

The Art and Craft of Poetry