Sewing, Hammering, Ploughing, Rowing, Welding, Sanding: Whatever It Takes to Finish That Poem with Scott Hightower
A brief review of poetry's history, including glancing considerations of metric and syllabic measures of writing from the Anglo-Saxon to modern free verse will launch this workshop. Poets will draw on the intricate dynamics of poetry's two-headed tradition: oral and written. A weekly reading by each poetry student in the circle will serve as point of departure for discussions of the relationships of craft and expression to the inner music of the poem.
Scott Hightower is the author of Self-evident (2012), Part of the Bargain (2005), Tin Can Tourist (2001), and Natural Trouble (2003). His translations of poems from the Spanish have garnered Hightower a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. He teaches at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.