Steve Brock was born in Adelaide in 1971, where he lives with his wife and teenage daughter. In 1989 Steve lived in Argentina for a year on an AFS student exchange, and later majored in Spanish at Flinders University. He completed a PhD in contemporary Australian literature at Flinders in 2003. For the past decade Steve has worked in the public service as a speechwriter and policy officer.
He published his first collection of poetry the night is a dying dog in 2007 (Wakefield Press), and in 2009 received a grant from Arts SA for the completion of Double Glaze. Steve is the co-translator with Sergio Holas and Juan Garrido-Salgado of the Trilingual Mapuche Poetry Anthology (Interactive Press), and has published his poetry and translations from the Spanish in a range of journals.