Linda Leedy Schneider

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Author's Bio

Linda Leedy Schneider is a poetry and writing mentor and psychotherapist in private practice. She has been a faculty member at Aquinas College and Kendall College of Art and Design. Linda received the 2012 Contemporary American Poetry Prize, a Readers’ Choice Award from The Pedestal Magazine, and was honored by the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition. Her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She leads workshops nationally at venues including the Manhattan Writing Workshop and The International Women's Writing Guild’s weeklong Annual Conference. Her work has been published in hundreds of literary magazines including The Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, and The Sow’s Ear. She has written six collections of poetry including Some Days: Poetry of a Psychotherapist (Plain View Press 2011) and has edited two collections of poetry written by poets whom she has mentored: Mentor’s Bouquet (Finishing Line Press 2010) and Poems From 84th Street (Pudding House Publications 2010). Linda gives readings often and was recently featured at The Saturn Poetry Series, East Village NYC, The Back Fence, NYC, The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, and Peter Chelnick's Prairie Fire Series, NYC.

Publications and Prizes

Life: A Printed Quilt
(Ackeecha Press, 2002)
, Love, Loneliness and Life: Poetry of A Psychotherapist
(Apple Orchard Press, 1997)
, Some Days: Poetry of A Psychotherapist
(Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2011)
, Through My Window: Poetry of a Psychotherapist
(Pudding House Publications, 2007)
, Through the Lattice: Poetry of a Psychotherapist
(Argonne House Press, 2002)
Mentor's Bouquet- Editor
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)
, Not A Muse
(Haven Books, 2009)
, Poems From 84th Street- Editor
(Pudding House Publications, 2010)
Clockwise Cat, Driftwood Review, Enizagam, Four and Twenty, Jerseyworks, Lily Lit Review, Message in a Bottle, Miranda Literary Magazine, On the Bus, Other Poetry, Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Midwest, Pudding Magazine, Pulsar Poetry Magazine, Rattle, SNReview, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Heartland Review, The Mas Tequila Review, Michigan Poet, The Other Voices International Project, unFold, Word Riot, Word Wrights, Writer Advice
Prizes Won: 
2012 Contemporary American Poetry Prize

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Last updated: Oct 09, 2017