Cassie Premo Steele

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Cassie Premo Steele (born April 13, 1967, in Detroit, Michigan)[1] is a Pushcart-Prize nominated poet, novelist, and author. Steele is a contributor to HuffPost[2] and Medium [3] and from 2009 to 2015 she wrote a column for Literary Mama called “Birthing the Mother Writer”.[4] Her writing focuses on themes of intersectionality, ecofeminism, and collective trauma.[5][6] From 2009 to 2013, she was the host of The Co-Creating Show podcast.[7] In 2013, she was a TEDx speaker on “Writing as a Way of Calming, Centering and Making Meaning”.[8]


Steele attended the University of Virginia from 1985 to 1989, majoring in Comparative Literature and minoring in French and graduating Magna Cum Laude. She went on to earn an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina in 1991 and then a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996.[9]

Published works[edit]


  • Moon Days: Creative Writings about Menstruation. Summerhouse Press, 1999. Distributed by Ash Tree Publishing.[10] ISBN 1-887714-40-5
  • We Heal From Memory: Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldúa and the Poetry of Witness. Palgrave, 2000.[11][12] ISBN 0-312-23342-6
  • Easyhard: Reflections on the Practice of Creativity. WordClay, 2009. ISBN
  • My Peace: A Year of Yoga at Amsa Studios. WordClay, 2008.[13]
  • Earth Joy Writing: creating balance through journaling and nature. Ashland Creek Press, 2015.[14][15] ISBN 1-61822-034-9




  1. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo; Writing, ContributorAuthor of 14 books including Earth Joy; Waters, Beautiful (2016-11-12). "Have you been threatened?". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-09-23. {{cite web}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ "Cassie Premo Steele | HuffPost". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. ^ "Cassie Premo Steele". Medium. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. ^ "Birthing the Mother Writer". Literary Mama. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  5. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (2014-08-20). "How a Nature-Loving Peacenik Came to Love the Military". HuffPost. Archived from the original on 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  6. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (2018-09-30). "Courage is Contagious: How Women Can Heal Now". Medium. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  7. ^ "The Co-Creating Show on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  8. ^ Writing as a Way of Calming, Centering and Making Meaning: Cassie Premo Steele at TEDxColumbiaSC, retrieved 2019-09-23
  9. ^ "An Interview with Cassie Premo Steele". Literary Mama. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  10. ^ "Publishers Weekly". Archived from the original on 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  11. ^ Kirkpatrick, Kathryn (2002). McQuade, Molly; Mark, Alison; Rees-Jones, Deryn; Steele, Cassie Premo; Simpson, Megan; Curry, Renee R.; Aizenberg, Susan; Belieu, Erin (eds.). "Poetry Matters". NWSA Journal. 14 (1): 185–195. doi:10.2979/NWS.2002.14.1.185. ISSN 1040-0656. JSTOR 4316878.
  12. ^ Steele, C. (2016-04-30). We Heal from Memory: Sexton, Corde, Anzaldua, and the Poetry of Witness. Springer. ISBN 9781137123138.
  13. ^ My Peace by Cassie Premo Steele | Ahimsa | Truth. Scribd. ISBN 1-60481-196-X. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  14. ^ FM, Player. "EPISODE 477 - Earth Joy Writing Beyond 50 podcast". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  15. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (2015-04-15). Earth Joy Writing: Creating Harmony through Journaling and Nature. Ashland Creek Press. ISBN 9781618220394.
  16. ^ Sell, Colleen (September 2007). A Cup of Comfort for Writers. ISBN 9781598692686. Retrieved 2019-09-23.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Cassie Premo Steele". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  18. ^ "Hearing Voices: Women Versing Life presents The Pomegranate Papers". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  19. ^ "The Pomegranate Papers". Cassie Premo Steele. Archived from the original on 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  20. ^ "An Interview with Cassie Premo Steele". Literary Mama. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  21. ^ "Something like a review - Cassie Premo Steele's Tongues in Trees, poems 1994 - 2017". The Jasper Project. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  22. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (2017-12-04). "Tongues in Trees: poems 1994-2017". Unbound Content Publishing. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  23. ^ "Cassie Premo Steele". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  24. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (September 2010). Shamrock and Lotus. All Things That Matter Press. ISBN 9780984621637.
  25. ^ Steele, Cassie Premo (2018-09-24). The Resisters. Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us. ISBN 9781732723719.