Clifton Snider

Poet

N/A
Long Beach, CA 90806-2515

Author's Bio

Clifton Snider is the internationally celebrated author of ten books of poetry, including the career retrospective, Moonman: New and Selected Poems, and four novels: Loud Whisper, Bare Roots, Wrestling with Angels: A Tale of Two Brothers, and The Plymouth Papers. He has published hundreds of poems, fiction, reviews, and scholarly articles utilizing Jungian and Queer Theories. He pioneered gay and lesbian literary studies at California State University, Long Beach. Among his honors are residence fellowships at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), the Karolyi Foundation (Vence, France), and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico (Taos, NM). His work has been translated into Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Beatle Bump (poems) (Los Nietos Press, 2016)
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Moonman: New and Selected Poems (World Parade Books, 2012)
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Aspens in the Wind (Chiron Review Press, 2009)
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Bare Roots (Xlibris, 2001)
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Wrestling with Angels: A Tale of Two Brothers (Xlibris, 2001)
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Loud Whisper (Xlibris, 2000)
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The Alchemy of Opposites (Chiron Review Press, 2000)
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The Age of the Mother (Laughing Coyote, 1992)
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Impervious to Piranhas (Academic & Arts Press, 1989)
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Blood & Bones (Applezaba Press, 1988)
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Edwin: A Character in Poems (Northwoods Press, 1984)
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Jesse and His Son (Maelstrom, 1982)
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Bad Smoke Good Body (Applezaba Press, 1980)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Masters of Empire by Michael A. McDonnell, The Pocket Pema Chödron by Pema Chödron, A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings by Eloise Klein Healy, Magic Carpet Poems by Kareem Tayyar, The House of Mae Rim by Mariano Zaro

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Duluth
Raised in: 
CA
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Last update: Aug 21, 2016