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


  1. ^ Vianu, Lidia. I passionately believe in books: interview with Myra
  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. 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.

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Myra (given name) — Myra Gender Female Other names Related names Mira, Myron Myra (pronounced /ˈmaɪərə/ US dict:  …   Wikipedia

  • Das brennende Gericht — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Das brennende Gericht Originaltitel La chambre ardente …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • La Chambre Ardente — est un film franco italo allemand réalisé par Julien Duvivier et sorti en 1962. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …   Wikipédia en Français

  • La Chambre ardente (film) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chambre ardente. La Chambre ardente est un film franco italo allemand réalisé par Julien Duvivier et sorti en 1962, d après le roman de John Dickson Carr (La Chambre ardente), inspiré par le tribunal du même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ann Sansom — is a British poet and writing tutor. She has written two full length collections of poetry (both published by Bloodaxe Books) and her work has appeared in anthologies, newspapers and magazines around the world. She is currently a regular tutor… …   Wikipedia

  • The Book Of Hopes And Dreams — is a charity poetry anthology, edited by Dee Rimbaud, and published by [ Bluechrome] (2006). The anthology was published to raise funds for Spirit Aid s [] medical aid operations in war torn… …   Wikipedia

  • Clarke, Gillian — (1937 )    Welsh poet and playwright, she read English at University College, Cardiff, then worked for the BBC in London, but now lives in Talgarreg in Dyfed, a strongly Welsh speaking area. She runs various creative writing courses up to master… …   British and Irish poets

  • Cluysenaar, Anne — (1936 )    She was born Belgium, daughter of the painter John Cluysenaar, and came to England in 1939. Her education was at Trinity College, Dublin and Edinburgh University. For over twenty years, she taught literature, linguistics and stylistics …   British and Irish poets

  • Fane, Mildmay, 2nd Earl Of Westmorland — (1602 1665)    The eldest son of Francis Fane, the first earl (his mother was Lady Mary Mildmay, daughter of Queen Elizabeth s treasurer), he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (founded by his grandfather, Sir Walter Mildmay). Between… …   British and Irish poets

  • Khalvati, Mimi — (1944 )    Born in Tehran, Iran, she grew up on the Isle of Wight, England, and was educated at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and at the Drama Centre and the School of African and Oriental Studies, London. She has worked as an actor… …   British and Irish poets

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.