Steve Farmer was born in San Diego in 1958. He is the author of Coracle, World of Shields, Medieval and two chapbooks, Tone Ward and Standing Water. After many years in the restaurant business, he now works as a technical writer in the Bay Area.
"The real deal, Steven Farmer's poetry has been read and listened to closely with delight by other California poets for at least 17 years. A major book is long, long overdue. He has a superb Western ear, a classic sense of line and stanza, a subtle mind that knows precisely what it sees and understands (and, even more rare, the ability to articulate that which it cannot) and a wry wit that makes it very difficult indeed to read these pages without a smile. The balance and turns in these poems makes me dizzy with envy." --Ron Silliman