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Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Scott Hightower

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Bio: SCOTT HIGHTOWER is the author of four books of poetry in the US. He has published two bilingual collections in Spain. He is also the editor of the bi-lingual (English/Spanish) poetry anthology 2012 Women Rowing: Mujeres A Los Remos, Mantis Editores, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Hightower's awards include a Hayden Carruth Book Award and a Barnstone Translation Prize. Originally from Texas, he has itinerantly sojourned in India, Italy, Spain, and now lives in Manhattan where he teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Scott will have his seventh book of poetry, Imperative to Spare, published by Rebel Satori Press in November of this year. It is a stunning portrait of grief prompted by the loss of his partner of over 40 years. It is his best collection yet and a remarkable contribution to contemporary American and LGBT poetry.

Fellow poet and author of instead, it is dark Cynthia Hogue praised: “By turns poignantly honest and sardonically defiant, Hightower chronicles with rare brio the harrowing challenges of navigating the daily after his ‘worst fear’ has happened…This necessary volume blazes a trail through despair to wisdom.”

Email: shightower@nyc.rr.com

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