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Mike Schneider

Author's Bio

Mike Schneider lives in Pittsburgh, where he has been a lawyer, teacher, activist, freelance writer and science writer at Carnegie Mellon University. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Cimarron Review, Notre Dame Review, Chautauqua, Hunger Mountain and POETRY. His chapbook Rooster was a runner-up in the 2004 Main Street Rag chapbook competition. His poetry book reviews appear in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh's City Paper. He received a 2003-04 Creative Artists Stipend in Arts Commentary from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Florida Review awarded him its 2012 Editors Award in Poetry.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Rooster (Main Street Rag, 2004)
Anthologies:
Motif: Writing by Ear (Motes Books, 2009), Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008), An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11 (Regent Press, 2002)
Journals:
5 A.M., Antietam Review, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Cimarron Review, Hunger Mountain, Loyalhanna Review, Main Street Rag, Mississippi Review, New Ohio Review, Notre Dame Review, Paper Street, Passager, Poet Lore, Poetry, Shenandoah, Sycamore Review, The Florida Review, The Fourth River, The Ledge, U.S. 1 Worksheets
Prizes:
2012 Editors Award, Florida Review; Runner-up 2004 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition.

Mike Schneider Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Space, in Chains by Laura Kasischke, Real Sofistikashun by Tony Hoagland, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, Dalva by Jim Harrison
Favorite Books:
Crime and Punishment; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown); What Narcissism Means to Me (Hoagland); Space, in Chains (Kasischke)
Favorite Authors:
Dostoevsky, Kafka, Michael Chabon, Whitman, Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Hoagland, Kasichke, Jeff Worley, Beth Gylys, Dean Young, Bob Dylan

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Listing last updated: February 7, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Bellefonte, PA
Raised in:
Millheim, PA

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