A widely anthologized poet, Timothy Steele is the author of several collections of verse, including Toward the Winter Solstice, The Color Wheel, and Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. He has published two scholarly books, Missing Measures and All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing, as well as numerous articles and reviews. He has also edited the poems of J.V. Cunningham. Among his honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Los Angeles PEN Center's Literary Award for Poetry, and the Robert Fitzgerald Award for the Study of Prosody. He is a professor of English at Cal State L.A. and has received the university’s two highest teaching honors: Outstanding Professor and President's Distinguished Professor.