Creative Writing | Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America
Natural Trouble continues Scott Hightower’s investigation begun in Tin Can Tourist. Themes of inheritance extend through changes of landscape and bad weather to hungers, urgencies, inequities, and bereavements. Hightower also reminds us that the practice of writing is at the core of democracy: poetry seeks a foundation in the truth of the individual, guaranteed and restored through the integrity of language.
Hightower, Scott, "Natural Trouble" (2003). Poetry. Paper 2.