Myra Schneider

Myra Schneider is a British poet.[1] She grew up in Scotland, London, and Sussex and read English at London University. She has worked for an educational publisher and as a teacher in a comprehensive school and a tutor to people with literacy problems, as well as working for many years with severely disabled adults. She lives in London with her husband, a retired computer consultant, and they have one son.

After writing mainly fiction for some years, Myra Schneider had her first collection of poetry (Fistful of Yellow Hope, Littlewood) published in 1984. In addition to many poems published in magazines, newspapers and anthologies, 11 other poetry publications have appeared since then: Cat Therapy (1986), Cathedral of Birds (1988) and Crossing Point (1991), all from Littlewood; Opening the Ice (1990, Smith Doorstep) with Ann Dancy; Exits (1991), The Panic Bird (1998), Insisting on Yellow (2000), Multiplying the Moon (2004)[2] [3] and Circling the Core (2008),[4] all from Enitharmon;[5] and Becoming (2007)[6] from Second Light Publications. A large number of poems have been published by Les Murray in the Australian cultural magazine Quadrant. The poem “Goulash” from Circling the Core was shortlisted[7] for a Forward prize for best single poem, and three poem sequences won first prizes in Scintilla long poem competitions.[8] [9] [10] Her work has also been broadcast.

In addition, Myra Schneider has written Writing My Way Through Cancer, a fleshed out journal with poem notes, poems and therapeutic writing ideas (Jessica Kingsley, 2003), and, with John Killick, Writing for Self-Discovery (Element Books, 1998) and Writing Your Self (Continuum, 2010). She also writes essays and reviews for literary magazines, and has co-edited anthologies of poetry by contemporary women poets, most recently Images of Women (Arrowhead, 2006). She is consultant to the Second Light Network of Women Poets, and she runs poetry workshops and courses and is a tutor for the Poetry School.

Selected poems

References

  1. ^ Vianu, Lidia. I passionately believe in books: interview with Myra Schneider.scriptomania.com
  2. ^ Lindop, Grevel. Suggesting the soul. London Magazine August/September 2005.
  3. ^ Woodford, Anna. Review of Multiplying the Moon. Poetry London 2006, 53: 36-7.
  4. ^ Crucefix, Martyn. Review of Circling the core. The North 2010, 44: 77-8.
  5. ^ Enitharmon Press website
  6. ^ Gabbitas, Jacqueline. Listening to voices. An interview with Myra Schneider. Brittle Star 2005, 11: 13.
  7. ^ Ezard, John (17 July 2007). "Forward prize shortlists look to youth and experience". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/jul/17/forwardprizeforpoetry2007.forwardprizeforpoetry1?INTCMP=SRCH. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Hooker, Jeremy. Adjudication [for "Voicebox"]. Scintilla 2001, 5: 74.
  9. ^ Cluysenaar, Anne. Adjudication [for "Core"]. Scintilla 2004, 9: 88.
  10. ^ Cluysenaar, Anne. Adjudication [for "Drought"]. Scintilla 2008, 12: 59.

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