The Best American Essays named Steve Durham’s Human out of Me a Notable Essay of 2017. Human out of Me is excerpted in part from his memoir Persistence.
An excerpt from Persistence titled For the Phoenix to Rise, the Bird Must Burn appeared in Front Porch Journal in 2015.
Steve’s writing has also appeared in Bridge Magazine and Out There Monthly. He has read from his work at the 2016 Portland Festival of the Book and at AWP 2019. Steve is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and now lives in Spokane, Wash., with his wife Anna and a cat they rescued from a Montana ranch.
Steve has worked as a newspaper reporter, fishing guide, warehouseman, carpenter, electrician, copywriter, and editor.