Sherida Yoder


North Haledon and Paterson, NJ 07508

Author's Bio

Raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Sherida Yoder teaches writing, literature, and creative writing at Felician University in Lodi, NJ. She also taught at Rutgers, where she earned a B.A. in Zoology and her masters and Ph.D. in English. She studied developmental biology at Temple University and at the Marine Biology Labs at Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute in Mass. Her poetry combines the detail of a naturalist with the passion and perception of a poet. In 2018, she won a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Prism Paterson, to create a minor and certificate program for undergraduate study of the art, literature, and music of Paterson, NJ. 

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition: Honorable Mention for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2010, 2002, 1996, 1993. Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition Editor's Choice Award for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009.


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy
What I'm reading now: 
Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Not Only Love by Richard E. McMullen

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Identifies as: 
American, Christian, Feminist
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Born in: 
Mt. Kisco, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Paterson, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Aug 21, 2020