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Tagsfiction (307), social theory (277), poetry (241), political philosophy (221), religious studies (205), ethics (188), american studies (152), philosophy (142), christian theology (127), literary theory (121) — see all tags

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About meSteven Schroeder received his Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago in 1982. He is the co-founder, with composer Clarice Assad, of the Virtual Artists Collective (a "virtual" gathering of musicians, poets, and visual artists), which has published five full-length poetry collections each year since it began in 2004. He teaches at the University of Chicago in Asian Classics and the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in After Hours, AmarilloBay, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Concho River Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the Cresset, Druskininkai Poetic Fall 2005, Georgetown Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Karamu, Macao Closer, Mid-America Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Macao, Rambunctious Review, Rhino, Shichao, Sichuan Literature, Texas Review, TriQuarterly and other literary journals. He has published two chapbooks, Theory of Cats and Revolutionary Patience, and five full-length collections, Fallen Prose, The Imperfection of the Eye, Six Stops South, A Dim Sum of the Day Before, and (with Debby Sou Vai Keng) A Guest Giving Way Like Ice Melting: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Laozi.

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GroupsArt is Life, Midwest Writers/Readers

Favorite authorsHenri Bergson, John Cage, Emily Dickinson, Janet Frame, Paulo Freire, William Goyen, Seamus Heaney, William James, Søren Kierkegaard, A. G. Mojtabai, Toni Morrison, Flannery O'Connor, Wallace Stevens, Miller Williams, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


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Real nameSteven Schroeder

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Hello, Steven:

Are you a friend of Alan Berecka? He read at my poetry festical in Waco last night. he once worked at the library where I now teach.

Steve, Couldn't help but be drawn to your library. We share an impressive list of books that are important to me. -Brian
Steve, I haven't heard from you for a while. I hope things are well. Happy New Year!
Aaarough! LT will not let me access any of the topics on any group, so I can't read your latest. Was going to read it this morning before going to bed. Just finished a draft of a short story (that feels good) and thought I'd check in at Art is Life once more. Maybe tomorrow. Sometime you really must tell me how you use Velveteen Rabbit to teach philosophy. Good night, and thanks for all the fish. --Theresa
Steve, thank you for posting those links. I hope it will help, at least a little bit, to get your work the attention it deserves. I am in complete love with James Wright's poems about Martins Ferry. I've been there twice, once by boat and again by car. The landscape is beautiful, but scarred by the industries and blighted by the coal barges. Sometime I want to go to the James Wright Festival. Wright's intellectual and artistic journey is amazing in the way he moved from such despair to transcendence through poetry.
Steve, do keep us informed of that event and any others you are or may be involved in. The Rumi event is tempting. The Art is Life group is growing and starting to take shape. I would really like it to be a sort of lounge with padded chairs, or sit lotus-fashion on the floor if you'd rather. Just a place to connect, think, express. I started a new topic on place and mentioned you as being from the Texas Panhandle and how you said your poetry originated from there. I, for one, am curious about why. It might be a nice way for you to introduce your poetry; there may be others there who would like to read it.
Steven, I checked out your webpage and your blog. Your poetry is excellent; I felt an affinity for it right away. Like I was home. And all your publications and your reviews, so erudite! And so many! Very impressive. Very.
Steven, I know how it is; we all have to use our time advisedly. I'm trying to get together people who are serious about writing/art/etc. There are all kinds of reasons for us to make these connections. Writers need other writers. It's not just for writers, of course, but it gets pretty lonely out here, sometimes. It's good to rejeuvenate with other smart, wild, sad, tormented, frightened, happy people. I sure hope you can come. You can bring up any topic you want or comment on any already existing. Take care.
I am currently reading McCarthy's new book, 'The Road.' It is a dark, haunting vision, and the eloquence we enjoy in McCarthy's pre-'No Country for Old Men' writing is here in the new work.
Thanks, Steve. I'll keep an eye on your Homepage for what's happening in your literary neck of the woods. Interesting note on the acceptance letter I received for my Texas Review poem: it was written on a typewriter -- a manual one.
Peace and grace,
I noticed on your Homepage that you've had some Southwest poems published. I have one forthcoming in Texas Review, and several others are scattered among journals out there.
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