The Climb

A Book of Poems

by Skinny Hightower



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781664294189
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781664294196
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781664294172

About the Book

The Climb is a book of poetry that encompasses a wide range of experiences, moods, settings, and philosophies, all of which are based on biblical principles. Textured with the sights and sounds of modern schools, to church in the South, through the sunflower-ridden fields of Kansas, all the way to deserts and dark waters, these stunning poems tackle racism, depression, loss, and folly, but also love, hope, spirituality, wisdom, and potential. Through an aesthetic given to montage using an assortment of styles, these poems address the uneasy questions about relationships, love, death, forgiveness, riots, entitlement, and God’s unfailing love in spite of us. Hightower assesses America’s predominant fascinations with wealth, fame, pleasure, and acceptance. What is the meaning of life? How important is being accepted? Who are we beneath the surface of our flesh? These questions resonate within the halls of Hightower’s poems, and seldom are the answers reflected back without first requiring the reader to ponder.

About the Author

Skinny Hightower is a poet and nationally recognized jazz artist who has garnered multiple number one Billboard singles throughout his career. He hopes that his poetry inspires others to be the best versions of themselves. Laced with Bible-based principles and practical observations, Hightower's work embraces wisdom with a rhythmic cadence that speaks to his musical nuances. Sometimes structured, but oftentimes free of any comprehensive format, Hightower’s poems always reveal truths hidden behind a mask of descriptive lyrics. “Poetry is my opportunity to express my musicality and spirituality verbally,” he states. “My goal is to uplift, encourage, and awaken the reader. If a life is changed for the better in any way because of my poetry, I’ve done my job.” To learn more, visit his website: