Steph Castor


Kansas City, MO

Author's Bio

Steph Castor is a Kansas City poet and writer and of two collections, Keep Her in Your Mouth (Thirty West Publishing, 2020and Bedroom Music (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019), as well as an open-minded musician, novice photographer, half-way decent chef, passionate foodie, avid adventurer, content marketer, and other (usually) intriguing characters. Castor spends most of her days in the local community darkroom, tearing up local tennis courts with her queer Kansas City skate crew, trying out an elaborate new recipe, or fighting for ice time. Past work can be found in beloved cultural and entertainment media outlets including Curve Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine, Guitar World, and many more.

Publications & Prizes

Somewhere Between Kansas City and Denver: The Konza Poetry Project Presents: (Spartan Press, 2019)
Desolate Country: We the Poets, United, Against Trump (39 West Press, 2017)
Keep Her in Your Mouth (Thirty West Publishing House, 2020)
Bedroom Music (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 

•Nominated for "Best Poet/Spoken Word Artist" in The Pitch Kansas City's Best of Kansas City 2020 Awards

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Dorothy Allison, Buddy Wakefield, Fatimah Asghar
What I'm reading now: 
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Any, LGBTQ, Teenagers, Women
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Born in: 
Santa Maria, CA
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Last update: Nov 28, 2020