Jason Schneiderman earned an MFA from New York University and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is the author of the poetry collections Sublimation Point (2004) and Striking Surface (2010), winner of the 2009 Richard Snyder Publication Prize from Ashland Poetry Press.
Structured around an eight-part elegy for his mother, Striking Surface references both ancient myths and contemporary culture. A Publishers Weekly reviewer identified “a laconic figure whose grave reserve reveals itself in carefully stripped-down language, using only the most common American words.”
Schneiderman’s poems have appeared in the anthologies The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (2001), Bend, Don’t Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire (2004), and Best American Poetry 2005, and his translations have been published in An Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets (2005). His essays have appeared in the American Poetry Review and elsewhere.
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