Steffi Drewes lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her first full-length collection of poems, Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow, was published by Kelsey Street Press (2016), and her chapbooks include: New Animal (2017), Magnetic Forest (2013), Cartography Askew (2012), and History of Drawing Circles (2012). Her writing has appeared in the anthology It’s Night in San Francisco But It’s Sunny in Oakland (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2014) as well as online and in journals, such as 6×6, East Bay Review, Eleven Eleven, Laurel Review, Monday Night, OmniVerse, and Zen Monster.
She is the recipient of writing and art residencies at Vermont Studio Center, The Desert House in California, and the Wassaic Project in New York, where she debuted an original set of photo-based ‘tarot’ cards and performed individual readings at the 2017 Wassaic Summer Exhibition: Vagabond Time Killers. In 2018, her writing was featured in the Way Bay Poetry Assembly and postcard project at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Drewes is also the founder and curator of Featherboard Writing Series (2011-2017), featuring literary readings and performance at Aggregate Space Gallery. From 2013 on, she managed a Writer in Residence and edited a chapbook series that coincided with visual art exhibitions at the gallery.