Steven, a poet, translator, and performer, teaches poetry workshops and literature at Columbia College Chicago. He is the translator of Assembly, a selection of Novica Tadic’s poetry. Steven's verse play Passenger will be performed in May. He and his wife Maja were awarded Rhino Magazine's 2012 Translation Prize for their translation from the Serbian of Ana Ristović's [A mirror hangs in the butcher shop]. He is a 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Columbia College Chicago. His poetry has appeared in Black Clock, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, and elsewhere.