Steven Bruce is the author of Thrown Up and co-author of Dark Matter 8. His work has featured in Picaroon Poetry, Building Bridges, No Tribal Dance, Forword, Lonesome October Lit, and the Black Light Engine Room Literary Magazine. Some of his poems have been translated into Polish. In 2018, he graduated from Teesside University with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing.

Steven Bruce writes with a surgeon's knife rather than a pen.
Bob Beagrie, Lecturer and Poet

Steven Bruce's poetry is intelligent, sharp, and demands to be heard.
Mandy Maxwell, The Stanza

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King

Below, you'll find a list of books that I've read since starting life as a writer. I have also included links to each title.

I will be updating the list daily until I'm up-to-date with it all.

If you have any questions or would like to recommend a book, feel free to message me.


Bukowski, Charles:

Carver, Raymond:

Eliot, T.S.:

Ginsberg, Allen:

Hamill, Sam:

Hughes, Ted:

Larkin, Philip:

Merton, Thomas:

Neruda, Pablo:

Olds, Sharon:

Plath, Sylvia:

Poe, Edgar Allan:

Pound, Ezra:

Szymborska, WisÅ‚awa:

Voss, Fred:

Whitman, Walt:


Currently Updating

Autobiographical Works:
Frankl, Viktor

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr:

On Writing:
Currently Updating

Philosophy and Smart Thinking:
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