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By Scott Hightower

A global of historical past is an international of locations and chances. In Tin Can vacationer Scott Hightower attracts from a legacy greater than the boundaries of private background, physique, and model. From the cruel Protestant panorama of his local principal Texas to the pageantry of the historic structure of St. Maria in Trastevere, Rome, he persues the restrict of the poet. the place precisely does one commence and the realm begin? Hightower displays an international containing AIDS and melanoma, Caravaggio and van der Werff. Nature, interpersonal relationships, and the tradition of the world-from uncomplicated to extraordinary-are all reasonable online game. His participating, erotic self, looking for its personal truest and such a lot pressing expressions, takes heavily Blake's caution of mistakes which could lessen the human middle to a lifeless cog of a computer (Blake's unique phrases are a mill with advanced wheels.) The breadth and mastery of this awaited debut quantity is matched through the poet's insistence at the therapeutic and remodeling energy of the human mind's eye. those aren't notes from an artless heart-but observations from a simmering world.

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