Pamela Steele

Pamela Steele was born in her grandfather’s house on the banks of Laurel Creek in West Virginia. When she was six months old, her parents took her across the Divide on a train to eastern Oregon, and she has been traveling back and forth since. On one of those trips, she accidentally received an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

She has been a recipient of Jentel Arts and Fishtrap fellowships, and her work has appeared in Rattapallax, High Desert Journal and Rosebud magazines, among others. Paper Bird, her first full-length collection of poetry published in 2007 by Wordcraft of Oregon, was nominated for an Oregon Book Award. Pamela is currently in her second year of a year-long novel workshop taught by Jane Vandenburgh. Things are going well.

Above Us Only Sky

Appearing in Photographs

Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2009

Reading from Summer Fishtrap 1997

Swimming for Mission

The Disappeared