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Steven Schneider

Steven Schneider

Author's Bio

Steven P. Schneider is Professor of English at the University of Texas-Pan American. He is the co-creator with his artist wife Reefka of the traveling exhibit and book Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives, Fronteras: dibujando las vidas fronterizas. He is the author of several books, including two collections of poetry, Prairie Air Show and Unexpected Guests, a scholarly book entitled A.R. Ammons and the Poetics of Widening Scope and the editor of Complexities of Motion: New Essays on A.R. Ammons’s Long Poems and The Contemporary Narrative Poem: Critical Crosscurrents. His awards include a Wurlitzer Foundation residency, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poetry, a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship and two Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives (Wings Press, 2010)
Prizes:
Wurlitzer Foundation Residency,(Summer 2012)

Fred Whitehead Award for Best Design of a Trade Book (Texas Institute of Letters, 2011 for Borderlines: Drawing Border lives)

Unexpected Guests (Blue Light Press Poetry Contest, 2008)

Prairie Air Show,(Sandhills Press, 2000)

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
The Selected Poems of A.R. Ammons by A.R.Ammons Delights and Shadows by Ted Kooser Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya Sula, by Toni Morrison All The Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite Authors:
A.R. Ammons, Rudolfo Anaya, Toni Morrison, Malcolm Gladwell, Cormac McCarthy

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Listing last updated: February 1, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Spanish
Born in:
Trenton, NJ
Raised in:
Providence, RI

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