Stephen SossamanStephen Sossaman is a writer, speaker, teacher, and teacher-trainer. He is Professor Emeritus of English on the faculty of Westfield State University in Massachusetts, where he taught creative writing and literature for many years.

He retired early to spend more time writing. After time in Virginia, San Francisco, and New York City, he lived in Napa, California, where he served on the Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, and was a judge for three years in Napa’s Poets Out Loud competition. He now lives in Burbank, California.


My interview of Randy Brown, poet and key figure in the veterans’ writing movement, was published in September 2017 by Live Oak Review Read it here.

And Job Lies in the Feedlot Where He Fell

I am happy to say that my long-poem book And Job Lies in the Feedlot Where He Fell is available in paperback. The poem is spoken by Job’s dying wife to the itinerant poet who would later write The Book of Job, leaving her out, and substituting his own beliefs for hers.

For a paltry $11.95, the price of one and a half burritos, you can buy this book at Amazon. Merv Kaufman says “I love the poem and marvel at its language, its earthiness. The imagery propelled me through it. Just brilliant.” Bill Conelly, author of Uncontested Grounds, says it is “Wonderful poetry, both pleasing and wise.”

Would they fib?

And Job front coverContact:

sossaman (at) poetsandwar .com