Welcome to my website. Sit back. Relax. Have a poem or two. And while you're here, take a look at some poems from my award-winning books Credo and Golden Fish / Dark Pond as well as from my first book, House of Mirrors.




Finalist in the Brick Road Poetry Press Contest 2016—available April 2018

"Credo is an intimate and beautiful collection drawn from one man’s life. But it goes far beyond that to show us the commonality of our lives, rooted in rich physicality, growing in failure and humility and the heart breaking open. Through vivid language and well-chosen images, these poems bring us closer together." —Ellen Bass,  Like a Beggar




Winner of The Comstock Writers Group Chapbook Contest 2014

"Steve McDonald’s new collection, Golden Fish / Dark Pond, is a stunning and deeply moving sequence of meditations. Here is a poet who creates—even as he reflects upon—the metaphysics of passage that we each seek, perhaps most often while we move through despair toward some iridescence of faith."       --David St. John,  The Auroras

Some poems from Golden Fish / Dark Pond:

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              HOUSE OF MIRRORS


"In this book the startling and raw turn into a state of grace. These are elegant poems – moving and redemptive.” –Judith Pacht, Summer Hunger  

Some poems from House of Mirrors:

Catch and Release

Family Photos

The Perfection of Webs

House of Mirrors

Where There Was No Pattern

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