Friday, September 24, 2010

Ashland Poetry Press Releases Jason Schneiderman's Second Collection STRIKING SURFACE

About the Book:

"Jason Schneiderman has a fabulous, distillate gift for seeing to the heart of inherited paradigms: the Greeks on violence and the gods; the Christian Middle Ages on violence and conquest; the all-too-transhistorical, multicultural Everywhere on violence toward children. Hence the ravishing paradox of Schneiderman's poems, which find their freshest purchase in twice-told tales: the myths of Hyacinth and Echo, the myth of the progressive totalitarian state, the skepticism of the Rabbis, the nostalgia of the skeptical philosophers. STRIKING SURFACE (six of them on the hand alone, says the latest Interrogation Manual) is both beautifully conceived and beautifully written: witty, trenchant, tender, acerbic, and always, immutably, wise"--Linda Gregerson.

by Jason Schneiderman
Paperback: 72 pages
Ashland Poetry Press (September, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0912592701

About the Author:

Jason Schneiderman is the author of STRIKING SURFACE (Ashland Poetry Press, 2010) and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books, 2004), a Stahlecker Selection. 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. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, he is currently completing his doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Jason Schneiderman
(photo credit: Star Black)


Saturday,  September 25, 6-9PM

@ LILLIAN VERNON HOUSE, 58 West 10th Steet, New York City


Jennifer L. Knox (The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway), Ada Limón (Sharks in the Rivers),
Jason Schneiderman (Striking Surface)

Jason Schneiderman's Striking Surface was reviewed in Publisher's Weekly

Schneiderman practices, and sometimes excels at, the kind of art that seems, at first, artless: his sonnets, prose poems, and sparse free verse show a laconic figure whose grave reserve reveals itself in carefully stripped-down language, using only the most common American words. This second collect...

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