Steven Seighman

Location Montclair, NJ
Occupation Graphic designer / editor
IM (GTalk) steven.seighman

Books by Steven Seighman
  • by Various
    Monkeybicycle Books, 2007.

  • by Various
    Monkeybicycle Books/Dzanc Books, 2008.

  • by Monkeybicycle, Hobart
    Monkeybicycle Books/Hobart, 2004-08.

  • by McSweeney's
    Vintage, 2006.

  • by Various
    Dzanc Books, 2010.
  • About Me

    I am the editor of Monkeybicycle (, a small literary journal and Web site that has been around for almost seven years. I am also the art director at Dzanc Books, an incredible nonprofit publishing company out of Michigan.

    Why do you write?

    I think I just like the idea of creating things and bringing them into the world. I guess my projects are kind of like babies in that sense. But every time I see some kind of art--be it a short story, a painting, a song, whatever--I am inspired by knowledge that it didn't always exist and that someone had to work hard to make it live. I want to work as hard as I can to give life to as many new things as possible.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    There are a lot of them, for sure. I'd say a few of the big ones are Dave Eggers, Kurt Vonnegut, Herman Hesse, Rumi, Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Yukio Mishima, Aimee Bender, Peter Markus, Matt Bell, Laura van den Berg, Chip Kidd (as both designer and author), David Foster Wallace, Shya Scanlon, Denis Johnson, and the list goes on.

    Steven Seighman's Wall

    Tracy Lucas – Nov 11, 2009

    Thanks for the MonkeyBicycle group invite -- just found it.

    Much appreciated!

    Joe Sullivan – Nov 03, 2009

    Hey Steven, thanks for the welcome. I'm very excited to be here, part of this community.

    Cynthia Reeser – Jul 07, 2009

    I'm loving the latest issue of Monkeybicycle & looking forward to reviewing it soon!

    Roxane Gay – Jun 26, 2009

    I read Chip Kidd's Book One all the time. He's such an amazing book designer.

    Meg Pokrass – Jun 26, 2009

    Hi, Steven. Have fun here!

    D'Arcy Fallon – Jun 25, 2009

    Ditto would Darryl said. Love love love Eggers and Bender, and Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son.) Welcome. This is a wonderful writing and reading community.

    Darryl Price – Jun 24, 2009

    Wow!Love this list of favorite authors. Thanks for mentioning Chip Kidd and David Foster Wallace. Really miss David a lot.

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