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Lamont B. Steptoe

is a poet/photographer born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Temple University with a degree in Radio, Television & Film, he has lived in Philadelphia for the past thirty-three years.

In the fall of 2003, his long awaited, The Hotness of Blood: Poems & Memoir, a trilogy, will be published.

Steptoe's work has also appeared in Life on the Line: Poems of Healing, Brother-to-Brother, In Search of Color Everywhere, ALOUD: Voices of the Nuyorican Poet's Café, Unsettling America, Writing Between the Lines, Spirit and Flame, From Both Sides Now, Critical Perspectives on Dennis Brutus, Salutes: Selected Writings, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Jam Poetry Anthology, as well as in the forthcoming Longmans Anthology of Afro-American Poetry and Oxford University Press Anthology of Afro-American Poetry. His work also appears in Identity Lessons and Radical Visions.

Steptoe was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1994 and again in 1999. In 1996 he received a Literary Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and in the same year was a Discipline Winner in the Literature Category of the Pew Fellowship program in Philadelphia.

A father and Vietnam veteran, Steptoe has read his work at the Library of Congress; the National Library of Nicaragua and in that country's Ruben Dario Poetry Festival; the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival; Shakespeare & Company in Paris, France; Den Haag, Holland; the Knitting Factory in New York City; the Schomburg Center for Black Culture which is also located in New York; and at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Steptoe is an activist in human rights, environmental issues and gay/bisexual issues.

Steptoe's most recent award was the Kuntu Writer's Workshop Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in March 2002