Steve Braff is drawn to performance poetry--recitations of his own work and others shared with the audience in a celebration of image & word, rhythm & rhyme: a play of word music that connects; a resonance in the heart, rather than scratching of the head. You hear it. You get it. You smile.
Steve has been a featured reader at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Wildling Museum in Solvang, CORE Winery Poetry Series in Orcutt, Poetry Zone in Santa Barbara, Coastal Dunes Writers Club in Nipomo, Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Squire Foundation. His poetry has been published in Tea House, Muryoko Journal of Shin Buddhism, Muscogee Nation News, Cholla Needles, Poetry Super Highway and Nomad’s Choir. His chapbook, Forty Days, was published by Cholla Needles Press (2017).
Steve is founder and host of the Blue Whale Poetry Series at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as well as the Wildling Museum Poetry Series in Solvang. He serves as poetry discussion leader for the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara; outreach coordinator for Cal Poets in the Schools (CPITS) ; and judge for the Santa Barbara County Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition.