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Mike Schneider

Author's Bio

Mike Schneider began writing in the early 1970s when he published an anti-war "underground" newspaper at an air force base in Ohio. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he's been a lawyer, teacher and freelance writer. 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

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, Mississippi Review, New Ohio Review, Notre Dame Review, Paper Street, Passager, Poet Lore, Poetry, Shenandoah, Slipstream, Sycamore Review, Tar River Poetry, The Comstock 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.

Mike Schneider Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Space, in Chains by Laura Kasischke, Real Sofistikashun by Tony Hoagland, Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, The Skin by Curzio Malaparte
Favorite Books:
Crime and Punishment; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown); What Narcissism Means to Me (Hoagland); Space, in Chains (Kasischke); The Book of Nightmares (Kinnell).
Favorite Authors:
Dostoevsky, Camus, 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: April 7, 2015

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Born in:
Bellefonte, PA
Raised in:
Millheim, PA

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