Scott Hightower + Jeffrey Harrison
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager
Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Reading starts at 7:30pm
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street * New York, NY
Scott Hightower was born in 1952 on a ranch in central Texas. He is the author of Self-evident (Barrow Street Press, 2012), Part of the Bargain (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets, as well as Tin Can Tourist (2001) and Natural Trouble (2003). His translations of poems from the Spanish have garnered Hightower a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. He attended the University of Texas and Columbia University and is currently a contributing editor ofThe Journal. About his poetry, Marie Ponsot has said: "The most exciting quality of Hightower's work is its poetic and paradoxical unifying of emotional and intellectual depth with a marvelous quietness." Hightower's poems have appeared in the Yale Review, Salmagundi, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Paris Review, New England Review,Southwest Review, Gulf Coast and many others. He has taught at Drew University, Fordham University, F.I.T., Poets House, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), and writing conferences throughout the country. He presently teaches at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and lives in New York City.
Jeffrey Harrison is author of five books of poetry, including The Singing Underneath, chosen by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series in 1987, andIncomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008. A volume of selected poems, The Names of Things, was published in 2006 in the United Kingdom. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, he has published poems in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Yale Review, and many other magazines and anthologies, and has taught at a number of colleges and universities, and at Phillips Academy, where he was Writer-in-Residence. He lives in Dover, Massachusetts.