An award-winning poet, writer of short stories, plays, and the occasional short film, Steve is a regular cabinet of creative curiosities. Perpetually in search of "le mot juste," and a staunch believer in the visual power of language, wordsmithing is his bread and butter.
Born and raised in Denver, Steve graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver with a degree in English and Creative Writing. With a dictionary and a stack of French poetry books, he taught himself some of the language, then moved to France to explore, travel, and continue his studies. Eventually earning his masters degree and PhD in 20th-century poetry at the Université de Lorraine, he has taught everything from American literature to British civilization to media literacy at that university, and later at the Université Grenoble-Alpes.
During summers leading workshops in photography, video, and creative writing, he and R.C. became fast friends. After over thirteen years as an ex-pat, he returned to his home state.
When he is not reading one of any number of books, Steve is most likely to be found playing music and writing songs. He's also quite fond of discussing ideas – big or small, silly or serious – and wandering around outdoors (with a head full of songs and stories to write).