Mike Schneider

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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. In 2004 he published a chapbook, Rooster (Main Street Rag Editor's Choice), and more recent work won the 2016 Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize (selected by Richard Foerster) from Texas Review Press, which in 2017 will publish his collection How Many Faces Do You Have?

Publications and Prizes

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11
(Regent Press, 2002)
, Come Together: Imagine Peace
(Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
, Motif: Writing by Ear
(Motes Books, 2009)
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
(Main Street Rag, 2004)
Prizes Won: 
2016 Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize, Texas Review Press; 2012 Editors Award, Florida Review; Runner-up 2004 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition.

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

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Born in: 
Bellefonte, United States
Raised in: 
Millheim, PA, United States
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Last updated: Jan 03, 2017