Poetry. LGBT Studies. "The very title of this fourth volume of Hightower's verse, we are told, is Ben Franklin's revision of Jefferson's proposed opening of a famous document which originally characterized 'these truths' as sacred, but which cool-headed Ben changed to self-evident. Perhaps there is some savor of Jesus in these breathtaking poems after all. Read 'em and wipe away your tears."—Richard Howard
"Hightower's newest collection of poems boasts a vivid theatricality. He invokes characters as diverse as Stanley Kowalski, Tosca, and Peter Pan; not in mere homage, but to his own authorial purpose: to shed light upon the private revelations and idiosyncratic musings that constitute our inner lives. These poems linger in the memory like great performances."—Doug Wright
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Scott Hightower teaches as an adjunct faculty at NYU and Drew University. A native of central Texas, Hightower lives in Manhattan and sojourns in Spain. His translations of poems by the Spanish-Puerto Rican poet Aurora de Albornoz garnered Hightower a prestigious Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. He is the author of four books of poetry, including PART OF THE BARGAIN (Copper Canyon Press, 2005) and SELF-EVIDENT (Barrow Street Press, 2012). His poems have appeared in the Yale Review, Salmagundi, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Paris Review, New England Review, Southwest Review, Gulf Coast and many others.
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