Myra Schneider's Poetry WebsiteMyra Schneider

Myra Schneider
myrarschneider@gmail.com
Please note the letter R between my first and second names.

I am a British poet, a poetry and writing tutor and author with John Killick of the resource book of personal writing literatuare, Writing Your Self. I am also author of the acclaimed book: Writing My Way Through Cancer.

"... worth getting hold of if you like your poetry emotionally vulnerable, richly allusive and superbly poised between past and present." This is how Jane Holland reviewed my work in Poetry London.

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My new collection, The Door to Colour is now officially published - see details and cover further down this page.

Her Wings of Glass, an anthology of ambitious poetry by contemporary women poets funded by The Arts Council of England and edited by Penelope Shuttle, Dilys Wood and myself has been published by Second Light Publications and was launched on November 22nd. It includes 200 pages of poems by 137 poets, a cross-section of well and less-known poets. The poems are arranged in 8 different sections. For more details about ordering directly from Dilys Wood at the very special introductory offer price see: http://www.secondlightlive.co.uk/downloads/herwingsofglassoffer.pdf

My new Enitharmon collection, The Door to Colour, was launched at Enitharmon's shop and gallery in London last week. The book is officially published at the beginning of November but copies of it are available now both from me myrarschneider@gmail.com post free and it can also be ordered directly from Enitharmon:

THE DOOR TO COLOUR

Phone 020 7430 0844 http://www.enitharmon.co.uk/contact_us.asp

Poet Martyn Crucefix has put a note about The Door to Colour and my work on his blogsite followed by his earlier review of my previous Enitharmon collection Circling The Core which was published in The North magazine. http://martyncrucefix.com/2014/10/29/myra-schneiders-circling-the-core-2008/

My poem, Goulash which was shortlisted for a Forward Prize (in Circling The Core) is now on you tube read by me. If you would like to listen to it please follow this link - hopefully you can make the click go straight to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjCHGzMwNcE

It is now possible to view the interview I did with Maitreyabandhu in July at the wonderful Poetry East venue he has set up at the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. To see it just key 'Myra Schneider at Poetry East - You Tube' into google. The 40 minute interview begins with Maitreyabandhu asking me why I chose The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins and Morning Song by Sylvia Plath, as two poems which had influenced me, to be read to the audience at the beginning of the evening's event. He then asks me about my life and the different areas of my poetry and writing. The sound recording is not perfect but it is quite possible to hear with the volume turned up.

 

 

  Hear Me Reading One Of My Poems On You Tube  
  What Women Want  
  Writing Your Self  
  Circling the Core  
  Older Poetry Publications
  Poetry Readings  
  Creative Writing Courses  
  Images of Women
 
  Becoming  
  Poetry Books I have Edited
 
  Writing My Way Through Cancer
   
  Writing for Self-Discovery
   
  About Myself
 
  My Links    
  The Poetry School
   
 

THE ORANGE TREES OF SEVILLE

I step from a taxi to a scent that hints
tropical heat, to the glass shine
of doors opening to other lives.
And it's real - the perfume piercing
the air is everywhere, its source
the blossom in small white marriages
on trees nested with globes, each
so orange it carries the red tinge
of a huge moon slung low in the sky.

The trees stand in pairs sweetening
avenue, square, passageway.
And at the centre of old courtyards,
whose Moorish arches lead to rooms
silken with darkness, I come upon them
standing in epiphanies of light
as if they never shed rubbery leaves,
ecstatic blossom, as if their oranges
are the perpetual I'm continually trying
to cup in my hands without questioning
whether always is a prize I want.

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