Steven Sher


Author's Bio

I am the author of 14 books including, most recently, Grazing On Stars: Selected Poems (Presa Press, 2012)and The House of Washing Hands (Pecan Grove Press, 2014). My poetry and prose have appeared in some 350 publications across the world. Much of my writing centers on ritual (Jewish) and spiritual, healing and family/communal themes. I have taught writing for more than 35 years at many universities, workshops, festivals, writers in the schools programs. My early teachers/mentors include Menke Katz, John Ashbery, Larry Levis. I have also been an editor and writing consultant for more than 40 years. See for more information.

Publications and Prizes

At the Willamette
(Solo Press, 2003)
, Flying Through Glass
(Outloud Books, 2001)
, Grazing on Stars: Selected Poems
(Presa Press, 2012)
, Man with a Thousand Eyes & Other Stories
(Gull Books, 1989)
, The House of Washing Hands
(Pecan Grove Press, 2014)
, The Skipping Stone
(Finishing Line Press, 2011)
, Thirty-Six
(Creative Arts Book Company, Inc., 2002)
, Traveler's Advisory
(Trout Creek Press, 1994)
, Trolley Lives
(Wampeter Press, 1985)
, Where the Shouting Began
(Montemayor Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
Oregon Book Awards (finalist). Several NEA (e.g., Creativity & Aging Initiative), P&W (e.g., Tumble Words) and other grants. Work featured by Symphony Space (Selected Shorts) and Poetry In Motion (Portland, Oregon).

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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New York City
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New York City, NY
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Last updated: Sep 07, 2014