Steve Schroeder has published extensively in philosophy and religious studies and has lectured and written on the relationship of poetry with philosophy--and of both with religion. He has teamed with Chinese colleagues Liang Huichun, Wang Hao, and Zhang Xiaohong to translate work of contemporary Chinese poets including Jimu Langge, Li Nan, Li Sen, Tang Danhong, and Zhai Yongming. With Russian colleague Vassily Pivoev, he has written a book on Henri Bergson published in 2008 in Petrozavodsk. His current academic research includes work on the ethics of translation and response as well as investigation of poetry as politics and performance. His most recent books of poetry are a dim sum of the day before and a guest giving way like ice melting.

     He grew up in the Texas Panhandle, where he first learned to take nothing seriously, and his poetry continues to be rooted in the experience of the Plains. He teaches at the University of Chicago in the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults and at Shenzhen University in China (from a short bio in Poets and Writers).