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.
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.
I am running an extra workshop, put in because of demand for places at the Second Light Network of Women Poets Spring Festival on Friday 17th May, 10.30 am -1pm at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1. Some spaces available: contact Dilys Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org Details of workshop: The Natural World: Birds, bees, flora and fauna, landscape and climate: these are central to our lives on this planet and increasingly under threat. In this workshop we shall explore ways of writing poems which celebrate the natural world and also discuss approaches to expressing our fears for the planet, using the power of poetry not polemic.
There is an in-depth review of What Women Want on the internet on the blogsite/webzine of Californian journalist and poet Jamie Dedes on 3 February.
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.
My booklet What Women Want has recently come out from Second Light Publications. Its key poem, a 10 page narrative Caroline Norton, is about the dramatic and tragic life of this writer. She was the first person in Victorian times to gain some rights in law for women. See Recent News and and also the page called What Women Want.
My two Poetry School Courses: My regular course Taking Your Writing Further is full for the moment but it would be possible to accept one more person in Poetry and Prose. These are continuing monthly courses for experienced writers keen to develop their work. (Taking Your Writing Further is for advanced writers) For full details please see www.poetryschool.com. Please do feel free to apply to me with samples your work either for now or next term for Poetry and Prose or for the future for the other course by email at email@example.com
Please send work as a Word Attachment. For Taking Your Writing Further send six poems, for Prose and Poetry send 3 poems or 2/3 pages of prose [or short samples of both]. Both workshops take place at my house which is in Arnos Grove North London, 10 minutes walk from Arnos Grove Underground Station on the Piccadilly Line.
I also offer tutorials both through the Poetry School and privately and from next year I am willing to take on some mentoring. Please email me diretly about tutorials or mentoring.
|What Women Want|
|Writing Your Self|
|Circling the Core|
|Creative Writing Courses|