Steve Redford Bio
Born, Atlanta,
Georgia, 1957.
Loved sports.
Mainly football
and track.
Began to read
--at eighteen.
Played a little ball
in college.
  Blown out knee.
  More time to read.
  Read. Graduated.
    Worked.
    Worked.
    Traveled. Read. Wrote.
    Worked.
  Picked up a newspaper.
    Saw an ad.
  Employment in Japan.
Teaching.
B.A. required.
No problem.
No experience required.
Perfect.
Took the job.

EDUCATION
M.A. in Advanced Japanese Studies, The University of Sheffield, 2001
M.A. in English (Creative Writing), University of Georgia, 1992
B.A. in English, Furman University, 1980

UNIVERSITY WORK HISTORY
Professor, Shizuoka University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006 ~ present
Associate Professor, Shizuoka University, Faculty of Education, 1999 ~ 2006
Instructor, Shizuoka University, Faculty of Education, 1998 ~ 1999
Instructor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, 1996 ~ 1998
Instructor, Kansai Gaidai, 1993 ~ 1996

In 1988, I
 moved to Japan. Years later,
I built a house.
 The cedar
ceiling beams
were left
exposed.
I stained them with the juice of persimmons.
I don't live in
 that house
now.