Welcome. Meet Steve…

A Brief Bio…

Professor Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of “Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening” and the acclaimed memoir “Planet of the Blind”, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published “Only Bread, Only Light“, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by… [Continue Reading]

sk and Corky


As a boy he careened down the street on the bicycle his mother bought him. As a teenager he traveled to Europe and played basketball. As a young man he won scholarships, taught classes, went bird watching. And all the while, Stephen Kuusisto would not utter, even to himself, the one central truth of his… [Continue Reading]



Back in 1998 I had the good fortune to publish my first book of nonfiction: a memoir entitled “Planet of the Blind”. I’ve since been very fortunate to hear from hundreds of people from all over the world. Please join our community and share your thoughts. It’s just not the same without you. Warm regards… [Continue Reading]



JUST RELEASED! “Letters to Borges” February 2013 Book Description:  Best-selling memoirist Stephen Kuusisto uses the themes of travel, place, religion, music, art, and loneliness to explore the relationship between seeing, blindness, and being. In poems addressed to Jorge Luis Borges—another poet who lived with blindness—Kuusisto leverages seeing as negative capability, creating intimacy with deep imagination… [Continue Reading]

Cover of Steve's Letter to Borges


Are you looking for a speaker? Over the past thirty years a new generation of people with disabilities has come of age. The historic passage of the “Americans with Disabilities Act” and the adoption of similar laws around the globe have encouraged people with disabilities to travel and enjoy public activities in greater numbers than… [Continue Reading]

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