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Edythe Haendel Schwartz

Author's Bio

Biography: After enjoying a long teaching career on the faculty of the Department of Child Development, California State University, Sacramento, I turned my attention to writing and art. My poems address a wide range of concerns, from the influence of family, community, and world events, on life choices, to the ways making art shapes self and culture. A painter as well as a writer, I explore the interface between language and art through ekphrastic poems, and inter-weave text and visual imagery in mixed media works. My full length collection, “A Palette of Leaves,” is forthcoming from Mayapple Press in November, 2012.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Palette of Leaves (Mayapple Press, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Exposure (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Anthologies:
Connections: New York City Bridges in Poetry (P&Q Press, 2012), Breadline Press Anthology of West Coast Writers: Madroad (Breadline Press, 2011), No Place For A Puritan (Heyday Books, 2009), Honoring Motherhood (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2008), Still Going Strong (Haworth Press, 2006)
Journals:
Angel Face, California Quarterly, Calyx, Cave Wall, Cider Press Review, Earth's Daughters, Friends of Acadia Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kaleidoscope, Lilliput Review, Natural Bridge, Passager, Pearl Magazine, Persimmon Tree, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Poet Lore, Poetica Magazine, Potomac Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Spillway, Spire, Suisun Valley Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Thema, Vermont Literary Review, Water~Stone Review
Prizes:
Featured Poet, California State University Festival of the Arts, April 15,2013 Judge,Quinton Duval Poetry Competition, Solano College,May 2014 (forthcoming) Friends of Acadia 2012 Poetry Competition, 1st prize for “A Natural Phenomenon” Featured Poet, CSUS Festival of the Arts, April 15,2013 Poetry from the Western States award winner, Persimmon Tree Competition, Fall 2011 for “Resist.” Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience, 2007;Honorable Mention for “Exposure,” first published on the website, www.JCCSF.org, 2007-2008 Residency, Writer’s Award, Vermont Studio Center, September 13-26, 2008 Finalist, New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, 2007 Nominee, California Book Award, 2007, for “Exposure,” Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, 2007 Residency, Writer’s Award, Vermont Studio Center, September 15-29, 2006

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Listing last updated: December 11, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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