Steven Wittenberg Gordon
Morrighan, poetry, Issue 24, September 1, 2013
Birthdate? 48 years old
When did you start writing? 2010
When and what and where did you first get published? My first professional sale was my poem, "Lilith." It was the winner of the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest in the very short poem category. It was published on the SFPA website and in audio form on StarShipSofa.com.
What themes do you like to write about? I have always been partial to high fantasy, but have written hundreds of poems running the gamut from humor to inspirational, genre and mainstream, form and free verse. Lately, I've been experimenting with short Japanese poetry forms such as haiku and tanka.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Shakespearean elements creep into much of my formal, rhyming poetry, probably because my parents had the presence of mind to expose me to Shakespeare at a young age. And every lover of high fantasy must give a nod to J.R.R. Tolkien.
The poet, author, and gentleman songster, Steven Wittenberg Gordon, MD, resides in Kansas with his wife, children, and a poorly trained Airedale terrier. He maintains a part-time medical practice. Dr. Gordon is a member of the Codex Writers’ Group and the editor of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine. His poetry has appeared or will be forthcoming in: StarShipSofa, Scifaikuest, Eternal Haunted Summer, and other fine poetry venues. Visit him at www.eretzsongs.blogspot.com.