Barrow Street Press, 2012

"Fordham Conversations" June 26, 2004

Pansy Poetics
Outsmart Magazine

Hightower reading June 30, 2012 as part of the opening of the Poets House Annual Showcase

Nicholas Milanes, Fordham Tv, Poets Out Loud Reading, Nov. 11, 2012

Erik Piepenburg, "Behind the Poster: One Arm," NYTImes Art Beat, June 2, 2011

Youtube Presentation by N'dia Johnson, Apr 22, 2015



Devenir, 2012

Hontanares, published by Devenir (el otro), Madrid, is a bilingual collection of poems translated into Spanish by Natalia Carbajosa from Cartegena. This book extends Hightower's work on the Albornoz family, a family of statesmen, scientists, and poets, and of the Second Republic, deeply disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Hontanares bridges into Hightower's Self-evident with its themes of radicals, revolutionaries, and exiles.

Hontanares was launched in at El Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Nov. 13, 2012. Carbajosa (the translator), Juan Pastor (the publisher), the celebrated novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina, and Hightower made presentations that evening.



Copper Canyon Press, 2005

Small Spiral Notebook

Rigoberto Gonzalez, "Harriet," Poetry Foundation blog, Sept, 19, 2007



Fordham University Press, 2003


Reviews of Natural Trouble
The Gay & Lesbian Review

John Reed, "Brooklyn Rail" Dec. 1, 2003:



Fordham University Press, 2001


Reviews of Tin Can Tourist


As Editor:

Violeta Nicolás Martínez, 2014 review for "Jus Revista Digital" of "Women Rowing: An Anthology of Contemporary US Women Poets," (edited by Scott Hightower and translated by Natalia Carbajose, Mantis Editores, Mexico, 2012).

  As Contributor to Anthologies:


American Tensions:
Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice

"Conjuring War"
"Falling Man"
"But at the Church"


I Go to the Ruined Place:
Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights

"Rubber Dollie"


What other poets have said about Hightower's work:

 "Scott Hightower has Marianne Moore's scissors and Elizabeth Bishop's spectacles, and he has written a book in the spirit of their adventurous precisions."
                    –J.D. McClatchy

"The most exciting quality of Hightower's work is its poetic and paradoxical unifying of emotional and intellectual depth with a marvelous quietness."
                    –Marie Ponsot

"...he [Hightower] waits with a mirror-smooth patience and a democratic tenderness for his need and the world to declare themselves."
                    –James Richardson

"Scott Hightower has a sharp eye and a smart sense of the kinship of the exotic and the homely."
                    –Betty Adcock

"…weaves the smallest of strands--including song, light, and color-into a compelling tapestry of history, both personal and communal."
                    –Rigoberto Gonzalez

"Scott Hightower is a lyric detective or secret agent in our midst, schooled by Hermes the God of stealth, speed, and journeys.  His poems discover deep truths, extracting evidence about the bargains we make with desire and loss in their meticulous perusal of surfaces, things, gestures, and a multitude of canvases.  The dead, the living, and the imagined are invited by Hightower to participate in his music-driven interrogations."
                    –Catherine Bowman


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