Nancy Hightower received a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver.  She has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as The New York Quarterly, storySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, A capella Zoo, and Word Riot, and her novel, Elementarí Rising (2013) received a starred review in Library Journal. Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and is working on a book about digital fictions with Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky).

In October 2015, Port Yonder Press published The Acolyte, her first collection of poetry that rediscovers myth and ritual through a surreal, feminist interpretation of biblical narratives. Kinds of Leaving, her short story collection, was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction in 2014.  She also co-authored the Cute and Creepy exhibition catalogue with Carrie Ann Baade, which was published by Florida State University’s Fine Art Museum in 2011 and was the art columnist for Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s Weird Fiction Review from 2012-2013.

She is committed to fostering collaborations that explore how multimedia platforms intersect with the humanities and guest lectures at universities about publishing and the state of creative culture. She is available for presentations and speaking engagements. Please use contact form below.