About Steven Zimmerman

My work does appear in other places, away from this web page. I am going to share with you, as it appears, my work in other outlets. I hope you will find something you can enjoy what I write or photograph. 

This is not an exhaustive list of all my work. Just some of it, so that you may get a taste of who, and what I am!

Pen Names:

I write under three different names: Steven Zimmerman, my real name; Steven Cottingham and Steve Young, and Moshie ben Avaraham.


I'm chasing my dream of writing for a newspaper. For the longest time, El Paso has had very few outlets for news media, and nothing that wanted to allow writers to focus on the positive things that happen. Well, the El Paso Herald-Post is the outlet that allows me to share the positive, the beauty that I see in the world around me with others. I am glad that Chris Babcock. The Herald-Post is a wonderful news organization. It's worth the visit. 

Click this link to see what stories/photos I have up on the Herald-Post!

Have a story idea? Call me at 915-201-0918

For the El Paso Herald-Post, I write under the name of Steven Cottingham. 


I host to different radio programs. The first one, locally, is Changing Lives Through Simple Acts of Kindness. This show is part of Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care - and they do some amazing work caring for those in the community. To visit YLM simply click here

To listen to past shows, click here.

The second show is Still Going Somewhere is currently in development and being shopped around. The show focuses on hope, and how hope can lead us to do great things. 


There was an assault outside of my home one day. A car had stopped, and you could hear a woman screaming for someone to stop hitting her, and her baby. Four calls to 911 and nothing was done. So, I took it to the media. Seems, at times, a city as big as El Paso does not have enough police on the street to do the job. The links below will take you to the stories.

My talking to KVIA about lack of police response

KVIA's follow-up to the above story


I have a couple of books out right now. You can head over to Amazon if you are interested in grabbing a copy of one of my books. The most popular one is a book of Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and short form poetry entitled, 'The 24 Hour Sigh.'

There is also a short story up there that I wrote WAY back when! It's called La Sombra, and it is a quick read, but a good read- or so I have been told. (We all know our friends tend to tell us we are good at something. So, let me know what you think)

There will be more books coming, and I hope you will give them a shot! To see what I have on Amazon, just click this link! The ones on Amazon will only be there for a limited time. So, get your copies today!

Dreams Wonder On This is a book in which some of my work appears. 'Dreams Wander On,' is an anthology of death poetry in the Japanese tradition. It really was, for me, a hard project to work with- the subject of death. However, in the end, the overall collection was wonderful. 

Other Publications:

I love to write poetry using Asian forms of poetry: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and others. The writing of such poetry is a form of meditation for me. The publishing of such is an act of bringing others, who may or may not write, into my poetry. 

~There is a neat little publication called Lilliput Review, Published by Don Wentworth. I am going to have to submit some of my work to him again because it really is a great publication. It was one of the first times my haiku/senryu saw the light of day. 

~The Haiku Foundation maintains a listing of Haiku poets, and I am found within their digital pages. The Foundation's Mission is, '...to preserve and archive the accomplishments of our first century of haiku in English, and to provide resources for its expansion in our next.'

~I once had a book out entitled, 'Just After Words.' I may have to put that up on Amazon one day. It was a large collection of my Haiku, Tanka, and Senryu. However, The Outsider Argentina interviewed me and included that interview on their website. It's an old interview, and there is an old photo up there. Still, it does give you a bit more information about me and has one of my older poems on there. 

To read the interview, simply click here!


I have my work in quite a few places. Some of the most notable are as follows - and you can click on any one of them to see what I have!

Getty Images - I just love Getty Images. It's a great source for photographs. These photos are under the Steven Cottingham name. 

EyeEm - This is another place where I have photos on offer. It's a great site. If you are a photographer, give it a shot!

Webpages for Steven, and Chantilly

www.ChantillyBolgar.com - The photography of Chantilly L. Bolgar

LinkedIn - My professional profile
Amazon - My books over on Amazon
Twitter- Follow me on Twitter!
Instagram- Follow me on Instagram as well!
My professional page on Facebook!
My work over on Medium

Contact Me:
I love hearing from people. You may contact me via the following:


Email me at Steven@StillGoingSomewhere.com