Stewart Florsheim was born in New York City, the son of refugees from Hitler’s Germany. He has received several awards for his poetry and has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He was the editor of Ghosts of the Holocaust, an anthology of poetry by children of Holocaust survivors (Wayne State University Press, 1989). He wrote the poetry chapbook, The Girl Eating Oysters (2River, 2004). He was the winner of the 2005 Blue Light Book Award, which resulted in the publication of his poetry collection, The Short Fall from Grace (Blue Light Press, 2006). His new collection, A Split Second of Light, was published by Blue Light Press in 2011 and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival, honoring the best books published in the Spring, 2011. He has taught creative writing to students in elementary school through university.
Stewart also writes non-fiction, which has appeared in books and newspapers. One of his essays was published in the anthology, Voices from the Couch (American House Book Publishers, 2001). He has read his commentaries on public radio (KQED). Stewart has a BA in Journalism and Philosophy from Syracuse University and an MA in English (Creative Writing) from San Francisco State University.
Stewart’s day job is in the field of computer software. He manages a department of technical writers who produce manuals, online Help systems, and tutorials. He is also co-chair of the board of directors of Compassion and Choices of Northern California, an organization that helps the terminally ill make end-of-life decisions. Stewart lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and dog. For more information, please visit http://www.stewartflorsheim.com.
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