My name is Steve and I make things with language. Images too. I'm a genre nomad uninterested in chaining myself to any particular mode of expression, preferring to follow the path Italo Calvino described in The Castle of Crossed Destinies:
“I always feel the need to alternate one type of writing with another, completely different, to begin writing again as if I had never written anything before.”
In this pursuit I tend toward the genre-blurring and experimental, with a particular interest in emergent literary and artistic forms that haven't yet developed a set repertoire of accepted expression--though I do have a mainstream streak, too. My debut short story collection Wifeshopping won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin in July 2008. My prose poem chapbook The Birth of Trigonometry in the Bones of Olduvai was published in October 2013 by Finishing Line Press, and my full-length prose poem collection Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations was published by CW Books in November, 2014.
My digital lyric memoir daddylabyrinth premiered at the ArtScience Museum of Singapore in November, 2014. I'm committed to keeping that available under a Creative Commons license at www.daddylabyrinth.com. I've also made an interactive film, Talk with Your Hands Like and Ellis Island Mutt, but I'm keeping that a secret for now as it tries to get into some wonderful festivals and exhibitions.
I earned my MFA from Florida State University (Film/TV) and have taught creative writing at the College of the Holy Cross, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and South Dakota State University, where I am an assistant professor of English.