Lamont B. Steptoe

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Lamont B. Steptoe (born 1949 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American poet, photographer and publisher. Steptoe edited and published three collections of the late South African poet and activist, Dennis Brutus, under Whirlwind Press.


Steptoe was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Temple University.[1] He was a Vietnam veteran, and founder of Whirlwind Press.[2][3]



  • Kitchens of the Master. Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books. ISBN 978-1-877968-14-3. 
  • Mad Minute, Whirlwind Press, 1993
  • Uncle's South Sea China Blue Nightmare. Plan B Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-9728312-1-5. 
  • Cat Fish and Neckbone Jazz
  • Dusty Road. Whirlwind Press. 1995. ISBN 978-0-922827-17-6. 
  • Common Salt
  • Trinkets and Beads
  • Crimson river: poems , Slash & Burn, 1984


  • Keith Gilyard, ed. (1997). "Window Shopping". Spirit & flame: an anthology of contemporary African American poetry. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0-8156-2731-9. 
  • Arnold Rampersad, Hilary Herbold, ed. (2006). "Three Legged Chair". The Oxford anthology of African-American poetry. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-512563-4. 
  • Miguel Algarín, Bob Holman, ed. (1994). "For Gwen Brooks". Aloud: voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-8050-3257-4. 
  • Randall Horton, M. L. Hunter, Becky Thompson, ed. (2007). Fingernails across the chalkboard: poetry and prose on HIV/AIDS from the black diaspora. Third World Press. ISBN 978-0-88378-274-3. 
  • Essex Hemphill, ed. (1991). Brother to brother: new writings by Black gay men. Alyson Publications. ISBN 978-1-55583-146-2. 


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