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Author: HIGHTOWER, SCOTT
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Hightower, Scott    Poet's Biography
36 poems available by this author


52 MANEUVERS       
First Line: Texas. June, 1952. The twentieth century
Last Line: The old tool shed has given way


AMAZING GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Richard oswald's english respectability
Subject(s): Soul


AMAZING GRACE       
First Line: Richard oswald's english respectability
Last Line: To account names and read bitter instruments?
Subject(s): Soul


APOCALYPSE SOLILOQUY    Poem Text    
First Line: I hope my death is not stolen from me
Last Line: An appointment kept in a private sea
Subject(s): Doomsday


APPLICATION OF FORCE       
First Line: The officiously swathed governor
Last Line: Let us be enlightened


AT TOLEDO       
First Line: Here in toledo, we seem, temporarily
Last Line: Procession of fire and ash


BOHEMIAN LIFE IN A WICKED CITY       
First Line: In one of today's postcards, sally, a character
Last Line: ...Love, stay well, and buy many tables!'


BURGLED       
First Line: One feels the trail of clues is already
Last Line: The rocking, the lift, the glide


CAPITULATION       
First Line: We keep asking one another to slink
Last Line: Our repetitive and inelastic rituals


CHARLES LAUGHTON       
First Line: I never saw you live on stage
Last Line: About verisimilitude, dimensionality, aimlessness, ascent; %about the transforming power of subtext


COMMODITY       
First Line: Here when I see %the huge, intricate, stationary crane
Last Line: Everything clearly packed %for freshness reads, 'pull'


DIGNITY AT TRUMPETS    Poem Text    
First Line: The declaration of independence
Last Line: It is a privilege to heal
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DIM SUM IN PHILADELPHIA       
First Line: Our hostess translates it for us: 'a little
Last Line: Of being watched and wanted


DIXIE QUEEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tennessee williams knew how
Last Line: And red / glass lanterns
Subject(s): Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983)


FOLLIES       
First Line: December, 1971. A light snow. The taft hotel.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City


GRAFFITI       
First Line: Embarrassing sexual violence
Last Line: Or survived this. Loved


HOME DEMONSTRATION       
First Line: My mother followed my advice %and served a pudding and a trifle
Last Line: That she was also generous %& good. Yes. Very, very good


INDIAN SUMMERS       
First Line: More than lush. Loaded. Like a stick of dynamite
Last Line: Of wills and scattered rationales


JOHN WATERS       
First Line: Yours is the first face in peter hujar's %portraits of life and death
Last Line: Joy - the explosive and sudden revelation of %the presence of being


MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Was a cowboy
Last Line: For my own catalog of metaphors
Subject(s): Death - Fathers


NAIADS    Poem Text    
First Line: A lot of us were upset when it
Last Line: Down to bull creek
Subject(s): Reality


OF A FEATHER AT LAS CODORNICES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The architect of our party cuts
Last Line: They are in seville
Subject(s): Seville, Spain


REMAINDER       
First Line: I drift here on the bed alone - these are
Last Line: Tongue, a faint torquated paraph, %a wing, a shadow


SELF-PORTRAIT, COLLAGE       
First Line: A scrap of used envelope
Last Line: A love of order, %if only the order of art
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Pittman, Gael (1953-1990); Sickness


SHOWING OF THE INSTRUMENTS       
First Line: There are all those scenes of pagan
Last Line: We judge ourselves


SPENDING THE NIGHT       
First Line: Now, in another part of the country
Last Line: To rebuff my clumsy fingers


SPRING SHEARING       
First Line: My grandfather ran a shearing crew; knew
Last Line: Father and the peaceful, yellow-toothed rig


ST. JEROME AND THE ANGEL OF JUDGMENT       
First Line: It's not as though the subject has just come up
Last Line: In this ever rising palimpsest of crime and world


TENANT AND OUTSIDER       
First Line: No crisp white swans glide
Last Line: On the banks of a river burns


THE FINAL MOVEMENT OF THE POEM       
First Line: The welter of ambivalence through which each
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TWO TAKEN       
First Line: In iran, the table of allah
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Iran; Capital Punishment - Minors; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Persia


UN CHANT D'AMOUR'    Poem Text    
First Line: Even before you - / at the movies
Last Line: Of a busy village street
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Wojnarowocicz, David (1954-1992); Illness


UN CHANT D'AMOUR'       
First Line: Even before you - %at the movies
Last Line: To our collective %disintegration
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Wojnarowocicz, David (1954-1992)


VISIT WITH AN OLD MODEL AT NORWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: As you see, I'm
Last Line: Weary bones a spell
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers


WITH AN INSTINCTIVE CERTAINTY OF THE CHARMS OF THE MODISH...       
First Line: It doesn't look like western turkey
Last Line: Cranach, ingeniously crafted by his mind's %living, clever, clear eye


WRECKS       
First Line: No temple or tomb; there is only a coffin
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights; Dramatists