Steve Myers grew up in Milwaukee and has been a Brewers fan for as long as he can remember, but it was Cleveland Indian’s pitcher Bert Blyleven who shocked him into a universe of endless baseball lore.
Steve was 13 when he poked his head into the Indians dugout and asked, “Can I have your autograph Mr. Blyleven?” Neil Heaton approached instead and distracted him so Blyleven could set Steve’s shoelace on fire. The boy had been hotfooted. He also received an autographed baseball.
Steve studied history at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and graduated with honors. It was James Liddy’s Beat Literature class, however, that jump-started Steve’s poetry and wanderlust. He studied in southern Spain, lived in San Francisco and Brooklyn and for the last 13 years Montreal, Quebec where he now makes his home.
Steve recently earned a Graduate diploma in journalism from Montreal’s Concordia University. He has published articles on a variety of topics, from university baseball to the Native American naming of streets. He is the author of the blogs Brewers Baseball and Things and Broken Bats Poetry.