Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer

Emeritus Professor


M.F.A. in English, 1975. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

B.A. with Honors in English, 1970. Trinity College, Hartford, CT.

Teaching Interests & Research Interests

  • Creative writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction)
  • Contemporary American literature
  • The meditative poem
  • Children’s literature
  • Creative writing pedagogy
  • Teaching
  • American Romanticism
  • The literary marketplace
  • Electronic publishing

Selected Publications

  • A Cat of a Different Color, a novel. New York: Dell Yearling 2001. New York: Delacorte, 2000.
  • The Strange and Wonderful Tale of Robert McDoodle (The Boy Who Wanted to be a Dog), a children’s book in verse. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  • Daylight Savings, poems. Layton UT: Gibbs Smith, Inc., 1989. A Peregrine Smith Book.
  • Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. Volumes 1 and 2. New York: Charter Books, 1986.
  • The River, a novel base on a screenplay by Robert Dillon and Julian Barry. New York: Berkley Books, 1985.
  • Satyrday, a novel. New York: A Berkley/Putnam Book, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1980. London: Souvenir Press, 1981.
  • Take That, Will Rogers, an essay. Dog People, ed. Michael Rosen. New York: Artisan/Workman, 1995
  • Fired, a short story. The Dickinson Review, Vol. IX, 1994.
  • Becoming a Gardener, an essay. My Poor Elephant: Twenty-Seven Male Writers at Work, ed. Eve Shelnutt. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1992.

Web Publications

Work in Progress

Steven Bauer is currently working on Fence, a novel about safety and limits—those that are pressed upon us by others, and ones we self-enforce—explored through the first-person narrative of a fifteen-year-old girl. He is also working on a book about the teaching of creative writing.