Jason Schneiderman

b. 1976


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. 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. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, The Hermitage, and The Fulbright Foundation. 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 Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, where he directs the Honors Program. He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is the Secretary of Yetzirah.

Current City, State, Country

New York, NY, USA

Published Works

Gay Divorce (Red Hen Press, forthcoming)
Hold Me Tight (Red Hen Press, 2020)
Primary Source (Red Hen Press, 2016)
Queer: A Reader for Writers (Editor, Oxford University Press, 2016)
Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press, 2010)
Sublimation Point (Four Way Books, 2004)

Current Title

Professor, BMCC, City University of New York

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University of Maryland
New York University
Graduate Center of CUNY

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