Category Archives: Mather Schneider

PROMISE

by Mather Schneider 5:42 a.m., cloud cover low like wet wool. The weather’s going insane, neighbors lined up, tawny silhouettes watching the sunrise, except for the skinny guy in #8 sitting on his military-made bed rolling the joints for the … Continue reading

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chapbook review

Drought Resistant Strain, 124 p. by Mather Schneider from Interior Noise Press reviewed by Ross Vassilev The first thing you should know about Mather Schneider is that he’s not some university professor who goes “slumming” in search of material to … Continue reading

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MOLARS OF LIFE BIG AS THE MOON

by Mather Scheider I don’t like to have my face touched even in tenderness. I don’t like to be looked at too long. Molars of life big as the moon crunch and grind our lives. We smile if we can … Continue reading

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TOO MANY REASONS

by Mather Schneider The tomatoes are choking in the grass and the sun beats down on us with our wrong names and bowlegs and our faces depressed and angry for too many reasons no one can name them all and … Continue reading

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TWEEZER DICK STRIKES AGAIN

by Mather Schneider Winona has a poetry blog. It’s called The Molten Word. It is a place where literary PHDs and MFAs gather and pass judgment on the world. They call themselves “Molters”. One day on her blog Winona posted … Continue reading

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TIME TO ORDER MORE

by Mather Schneider The bookstore sells home divorce packets or “kits”. Certain people will come in and buy one like it was an afterthought, along with a best selling novel and a book on tape. Others come in drunk or … Continue reading

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