Linda Leedy Schneider

Poet

Phone: 
(616) 942-7179

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Mentor's Bouquet- Editor (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
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Poems From 84th Street- Editor (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
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Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009)
Books:
Some Days: Poetry of A Psychotherapist (Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2011)
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Through My Window: Poetry of a Psychotherapist (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
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Life: A Printed Quilt (Ackeecha Press, 2002)
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Love, Loneliness and Life: Poetry of A Psychotherapist (Apple Orchard Press, 1997)
Journals: ,
Enizagam
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Four and Twenty
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Jerseyworks
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Lily Lit Review
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Message in a Bottle
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Miranda Literary Magazine
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Onthebus
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Other Poetry
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Poetry Midwest
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Pudding Magazine
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Pulsar Poetry Magazine
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The Heartland Review
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The Mas Tequila Review
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The Other Voices International Project
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unFold
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Word Riot
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Writer Advice
Prizes won: 

2012 Contemporary American Poetry Prize

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Grand Rapids, MI
Raised in: 
NONE
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Last update: Oct 09, 2017