Curriculum Vitae

NAME: Timothy Steele                                   

DATE OF BIRTH: 22 January 1948

B.A., Stanford University, 1970
M.A., Brandeis University, 1972
Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1977


Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing, Stanford University, 1972-73

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984-85

Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Award, Academy of American Poets, 1986 

Commonwealth Club of California Medal for Poetry, 1986

Los Angeles PEN Center, Literary Award for Poetry, 1987

Outstanding Professor Award, California State University, Los Angeles, 1992-93

California Arts Council Grant, 1993

President’s Distinguished Professor Award, California State University, Los Angeles, 1998-99 

Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award, Southwest Review, 2002

Robert Fitzgerald Award for Excellence in the Study of Prosody, 10th Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference, 2004.


Uncertainties and Rest. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.
Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 1986.
Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt against Meter. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1990.
The Color Wheel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1995.
(Editor) The Poems of J. V. Cunningham. Athens: Ohio/ Swallow, 1997.
All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification.Athens: Ohio/Swallow, 1999.
Toward the Winter Solstice. Athens: Ohio/Swallow, 2006.


Miscellaneous poems, articles, reviews, and interviews in The Los Angeles Times, Modern Fiction Studies, New Criterion, New Republic, Paris Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, The Spectator (England), Southern Review, Threepenny Review, Yale Review, and other literary journals, newspapers, anthologies, and magazines. For fuller bibliographic information, please consult the Bibliography on this site or Timothy Steele, A Bibliography, 1957-2018, compiled by Jack W. C. Hagstrom and Joshua S. Odell (Santa Barbara: Joshua Odell Editions, 2018).


The Classical and Medieval Tradition

Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Jane Austen

Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost

Creative Writing

History of Literary Criticism

Jones Lecturer in Poetry, Stanford University, 1975-77
Lecturer in English, UCLA, 1977-83
Lecturer in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986
Professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 1987-2012; Emeritus Professor, 2012-present

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