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 is Co-Founder of the Santa Ynez Valley Poetry Group; 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; Poetry Host/Volunteer for the Solvang Public Library; Poetry Discussion Leader for the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara; Guest Teacher for the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Drama Department; Poetry Consultant for the Lompoc Museum; Cal Poets Outreach Liaison; Event Coordinator for CalPoets Annual Reading; Judge for the Santa Barbara County Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition; and Arts Liaison for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community.