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, and the Black Light Engine Room Literary Magazine. He has read at many live events including the Stanza, Crossing the Tees Book Festival, and the Electric Kool-Aid Cabaret.

Pinturas Negras (published in Building Bridges International Anthology of Ekphrasis)

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


The stars have beaten
dusk out of town.

And I am alone with a hot
bottle of vodka,

watching the moon
from the cracks of
the pavement.

It looks how I feel.

Chewed up, spat out,
and trampled flat.