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. He received the 2012 Editors Award from The Florida Review for his poetry.
Publications and Prizes
Rooster (Main Street Rag, 2004)
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)
5 A.M., Antietam Review, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Cimarron Review, Hunger Mountain, Loyalhanna Review, Main Street Rag, Notre Dame Review, Paper Street, Passager, Poet Lore, Poetry, Shenandoah, Sycamore Review, The Florida Review, The Fourth River, The Ledge, U.S. 1 Worksheets
2012 Editors Award, Florida Review;
Runner-up 2004 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition.
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, Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, Dalva by Jim Harrison
Crime and Punishment; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown); What Narcissism Means to Me (Hoagland); Space, in Chains (Kasischke)
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: March 12, 2013