Steve Dickison directs The Poetry Center’s acclaimed reading series, as well as the American Poetry Archives collection of nearly 5,000 hours of original recordings of poets and writers (1954–present). He teaches as Lecturer Faculty in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University, and as Senior Adjunct Professor in the Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts.
Author of Inside Song (Omnidawn, 2018), selected by Tyrone Williams for the Omnidawn Chapbook Prize, and Disposed (The Post-Apollo Press, 2007), he co-edited Shuffle Boil, a music magazine, with David Meltzer (2002–2006; "Shuffle Boil Special Issue" of Amerarcana, 2016), and was a co-editor for Prison/Culture (City Lights Foundation, 2009) and Homage to Etel Adnan (Post-Apollo, 2012). Other writings in BOMB (2014 BOMB Poetry Prize), Best American Experimental Poetry 2015, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, Hambone, Aufgabe, Mandorla, Vanitas, and online at SFMOMA's Open Space, Evening Will Come (The Volta), and Elderly: END CAPITALISM NOW. He lives in San Francisco.