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Mike Schneider

Author's Bio

Mike Schneider began writing poetry in the early 1970s, when he published an anti-war “underground” newspaper at an air force base in Ohio. In Pittsburgh since the mid-70s, he’s been a lawyer, teacher, activist and award-winning freelance writer. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Hunger Mountain, Notre Dame Review, Shenandoah, New Ohio Review and Poetry. In 2012 he received the Editors Award in Poetry from The Florida Review. He published a chapbook, Rooster (Main Street Rag, 2004), and more recent work (selected by Richard Foerster) won the 2016 Robert Phillips Prize from Texas Review Press, which will publish his chapbook How Many Faces Do You Have? in 2017.

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, Oberon, Paper Street, Passager, Poet Lore, Poetry, Shenandoah, Slipstream, Sycamore Review, Tar River Poetry, The Comstock Review, The Florida Review, The Fourth River, The Ledge, The New Guard, U.S. 1 Worksheets
2016 Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize, Texas Review Press; 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: July 13, 2016

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

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