photo by Michael Zide 1992
Seven Kitchens Press brought out his third chapbook, Postcard from P-town, which was runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize.
Amherst Writers & Artists Press shepherded to publication Steven's first two chapbooks of poetry, How to Dream and The Spirit Can Crest. A grant awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council helped with the production of How to Dream.
Riel served as poetry editor of RFD Magazine from 1987 to 1995, and was named the 2005 Robert Fraser Distinguished Visiting Poet at Bucks County (PA) Community College.
He grew up in Monson, Massachusetts, and graduated from Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Georgetown University (A.B., 1981), Simmons College (M.S.L.S., 1987), and New England College (M.F.A. in Poetry, 2008).
Steven works as manager of the Serials Cataloging unit of the Harvard University Library.
Five new publications were added in 2015.
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