Edythe Haendel Schwartz


Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-8134

Author's Bio


After enjoying a long teaching career on the faculty of the Department of Child Development, California State University, Sacramento, I turned my attention to writing and art. My poems address a wide range of concerns, from the influence of family, community, and world events, on life choices, to the ways making art shapes self and culture. A painter as well as a writer, I explore the interface between language and art through ekphrastic poems, and inter-weave text and visual imagery in mixed media works.

My full length collection, “A Palette of Leaves,” was published by Mayapple Press in December, 2012.

Publications & Prizes

Connections: New York City Bridges in Poetry (P&Q Press, 2012)
Breadline Press Anthology of West Coast Writers: Madroad (Breadline Press, 2011)
No Place For A Puritan (Heyday Books, 2009)
Honoring Motherhood (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2008)
Still Going Strong (Haworth Press, 2006)
A Palette of Leaves (Mayapple Press, 2012)
Exposure (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Angel Face
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California Quarterly
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Cider Press Review
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Friends of Acadia Journal
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Jewish Women's Literary Annual
Journal of the American Medical Association
Lilliput Review
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Pearl Magazine
Persimmon Tree
PMS: poemmemoirstory
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Potomac Review
Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Society of Classical Poets
Suisun Valley Review
The Potomac Review
The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine
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Vermont Literary Review
Water~Stone Review
Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize Nomination, December, 2014.

Judge,Quinton Duval Poetry Competition, Solano College,May 2014.

Featured Poet, California State University Festival of the Arts, April 15,2013.
Finalist,Eric Hoffer daVinci Eye Award for "A Palette of Leaves," 2013.

Friends of Acadia 2012 Poetry Competition, 1st prize for “A Natural Phenomenon.”

Poetry from the Western States award winner, Persimmon Tree Competition, Fall 2011 for “Resist.”

Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience, 2007;Honorable Mention for “Exposure,” first published on the website, www.JCCSF.org, 2007-2008.

Residency, Writer’s Award, Vermont Studio Center, September 13-26, 2008.

Finalist, New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, 2007.

Nominee, California Book Award, 2007, for “Exposure,” Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, 2007.

Residency, Writer’s Award, Vermont Studio Center, September 15-29, 2006.

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Last update: Aug 09, 2016