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Jason Schneiderman bio

Jason Schneiderman is the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight (Red Hen Press 2020), Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Prize; Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004), a Stahlecker Selection. He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2015).

His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House.

He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Hermitage, and The Fulbright Foundation. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004, and the Jerome J. Shestack Prize in 2016.

You can hear him on the podcast Painted Bride Quarterly Slush Pile, where he and the other editors discuss and vote on submissions for the magazine. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College where he directs the Honors Program. He also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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Interviews with:

Jason Schneiderman with Rachel Zucker, Commonplace Podcast 95, 2021

Jason Schneiderman with Tony Leuzzi, The Brooklyn Rail (Critical Perspectives on Art, Politics and Culture), 2020

Jason Schneiderman with Brainard Carey, The Museum of Non-Visible Art, Yale University, 2018 (audio)

Meet the Digital Poet-in-Residence Jason Schneiderman, Interview with Will Barrett, The Poetry School (UK), 2014

In the Interviewer’s Chair

Jason Schneiderman Interview with Molly Peacock and David Lehman, Painted Bride Quarterly , 2011

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Contact info

You can reach Jason by email: jschneiderman at