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Erik Schneider

Author's Bio

Erik JM Schneider has no idea where he is from. Born female to all appearances near Seattle, he grew up a young girl in the middle of a pine forest in north Georgia. Some time after returning to the West Coast, he slipped into a body more suitable and gave up his search for rockstardom to be a poet. He has a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, which mainly functions to remind him that he can write linearly when necessary.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
One Last Ditch (Atelos Press, 2010)
Prizes:
Strange Attractor Medal of Survival

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Collected Essays by James Baldwin, Giving an Account of Oneself by Judith Butler, The Making of the English Working Class by EP Thompson, The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee
Favorite Books:
Blood Meridian, The Making of Americans, The Coming Community, The Writing of the Disaster, The Logic of Sense
Favorite Authors:
Cormac McCarthy, Giorgio Agamben, Gertrude Stein, Gilles Deleuze, Samuel Beckett, Lyn Hejinian, Rae Armantrout, Rainer Maria Rilke

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Listing last updated: December 31, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Disabled, European American, Feminist, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Teachers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Puyallup, WA
Raised in:
Marietta, GA

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