About Steve


Steve McDonald’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Nimrod, The Atlanta Review, RATTLE, The Crab Creek Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Spillway, Blue Unicorn, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and The Cresset

His chapbook Golden Fish / Dark Pond took first place in The Comstock Review's 2014 chapbook awards.  His other awards include third place in the Beyond Baroque poetry awards, finalist and semifinalist respectively in the 2014 Tiferet and Nimrod poetry awards, and inclusion in the anthology Best New  Poets 2010. 

Steve’s books of poetry include his chapbook Golden Fish / Dark Pond, published by The Comstock Review in 2015, his full-length collection House of Mirrors, published by Tebot Bach in 2013, and his chapbook Where There Was No Pattern, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. 

Steve is Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of Languages and Literature at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He lives with his wife, Marlyle, in Murrieta, California. Steve can be contacted through his website at stevemcdonaldpoetry.com.

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