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Scott Hightower

Part-time Faculty
714 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Friday 1:45 TO 3:00 (BY APPT)

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.




Scott Hightower's Tartessos was published by Devenir.  



Scott Hightower's Hontanares was published by Devenir.



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


Part of the Bargain

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


Natural Trouble

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


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


For Five Points Journal's The Den, Scott Hightower wrote the February 2020 Review of KC Trommer's We Call Them Beautiful.

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


Scott Hightower