Poetry. "MEDIEVAL, the latest of Steven Farmer's five books, is his finest. The title poem is the curiously beautiful engine under the hood. Every note is tender and deviant, each fragment riveted to the next, in a score of participant fear--mysteriously pastoral in its leaking mix of diction-landscape. This extraordinary poet presents unique dissections of the social with a lift (and laugh) to the gallows, addresses his understanders with words for loss and eyes our strobbing hearts"--Melanie Neilson. "The balance and turns in these poems makes me dizzy with envy"--Ron Stillman.
Steven Farmer's books include CORACLE, Tone Ward, WORLD OF SHIELDS, Standing Water, MEDIEVAL, and GLOWBALL. He holds a BA in Writing from UCSD and an MA in English from Sonoma State U, where he studied under poet David Bromige. His work life includes many years as a chef in the restaurant business, and a career shift to the IT industry, where he now manages software development projects and tools supporting professional services risk management. He currently lives 20 miles east of Oakland, CA. Author City: WALNUT CREEK, CA USA