Steven Cramer’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro American poet
Is Poet 
From United States of America 
Type Literature 
Gender male
Birth 24 July 1953, City of Orange Township
Age: 67 years

Steven Cramer (born July 24, 1953 Orange, New Jersey) is an American poet.


He graduated from Antioch College, and University of Iowa.

He taught at Bennington College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University. He teaches at Lesley University.

His work appeared in Antioch Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, Poetry, Triquarterly, and New England Review.


He lives with his wife, Hilary, and their two children, Charlotte and Ethan, in Lexington, Massachusetts.


  • 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship
  • 2005 Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club, for Goodbye to the Orchard
  • 2005 Honor Book in Poetry by the Massachusetts Center for the Book
  • Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


  • “Maurice” Tarpaulin Sky Poetry
  • The Eye that Desires to Look Upward. Galileo Press. 1987. ISBN 978-0-913123-11-9. 
  • The World Book. Copper Beech Press. 1992. ISBN 978-0-914278-59-7. 
  • Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand. Lumen Editions. 1997. ISBN 978-1-57129-033-5. 
  • Goodbye to the Orchard. Sarabande Books. 2004. ISBN 978-1-932511-05-5. 
  • Clangings. Sarabande Books, Incorporated. 23 October 2012. ISBN 978-1-936747-46-7. 


  • “Cramer’s poems fight sentiment with our only available weapons: knowledge and integrity.”—H.L. Hix, Ploughshares
  • “Steven Cramer’s fourth book of poems, Goodbye to the Orchard, provides page after page of graceful inquisition and controlled musicality.”—Shrode Hargis, Harvard Review


  • Sue Ellen Thompson, ed. (2005). The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Autumn House Press. ISBN 978-1-932870-06-0. 
  • Joseph Parisi, Stephen Young, eds. (2002). The Poetry anthology, 1912-2002: ninety years of America’s most distinguished verse magazine. Ivan R. Dee. ISBN 978-1-56663-468-7.  CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Lisa C. Krueger (October 10, 2013). “Clangings by Steven Cramer”. Poets’ Quarterly. In the madness is method. Immersion in the loose, musical associations and musings of this book renders a lightness, a sense that one could emerge from life’s craziness intact, even whole.