"Captcha in Retrograde," Yes, Poetry
"To Disassemble," THE RUMPUS
Regardless of my self-awareness, my experience with sexual assault has followed me everywhere. It’s the oversized dinosaur skeleton that I am constantly trying to disassemble and shove into a locked drawer. At the most unexpected times—during a movie, while reading an article, seeing an image—it shows up and bolsters itself vertebrae by vertebrae until it towers over me, and once again, I am small.
"Tips for Emerging Filmmakers," The Independent (NF)
Watching other people on their phones has become a basic part of people watching. Earlier this year, in Iceland, I watched a young couple almost slip off a cliff taking a selfie in front of a waterfall. We’ve all seen people sharing meals while barely interacting or walking into an intersection with eyes tethered to a screen. These all-too-familiar scenes make Pitch Her Production’s latest project Keep Me Posted both poignant and timely.
Poetry Chapbook, Your Biome Has Found You, Finishing Line Press
At times lyrical, at times narrative, the poems in Your Biome Has Found You happen at the turbulent crossing of self, family, and culture. They are works of both passion and compassion and they mark the debut of a writer for whom art and moral citizenship are, blessedly, synonymous. —Jay Hopler
The poems in this wonderful book make my heart hurt and make it sing, at once as elegies and love letters to her fellow humans tell the story of one woman’s coming of age in a broken-to-pieces world. Dreamy, crystal clear, engaged, vibrant and original. —Heather Sellers
"Red Alert" FORAGE (P)
Beijing. 4 a.m. We are greeted by smog
and nosebleeds. Prepared to fly
another 13 hours suspended
in the jaundiced sky, strapped
in a steel bird of compressed air.
"Rebecca Solnit & Carrie Schneider share thoughts on art, human connection & reading during recent community conversation," Images & Voices of Hope (NF)
“Reading Women” is both a response to the lack of women in our literary canon and a call to action for women artists to continue to work towards progress and equal representation. Inspired by Linda Nochlin’s 1971 historical text “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Schneider’s work moves the conversation forward and shows that we still have a long way to go.
"A conversation with Rupa Shenoy, creator of the ‘Otherhood’ podcast," Images & Voices of Hope (NF)
People often cast as different, be it for their values, accents, cuisines or last names, are shaping the United States in a relevant way. The podcast, which first aired in December 2015, touches on topics including identity, stereotypes, and more personal perspectives of being an immigrant or a first-generation American.
As the U.S. moves to a time in which society will become more racially and culturally inclusive, we will continue to recognize and value the stories of immigrants and their children. As stated on the Otherhood page on the Public Radio International site: “They’re shaped by the same experiences and motivated by many of the same emotions. That’s why, as they’re getting older, they’re having a huge impact on this country.”
"Our Everlasting Universe of Things," Short Film, Pitch Her Productions (SP)
After a series of rejections, adult-child Alma (Chanel Waterhouse) reaches out to her estranged soul-sister, Jillian (Caitlin Morris), who is now a budding legal professional with her own set of secrets. As they reunite on the brink of their 30's for an upstate nature retreat, they fight to enjoy the moment but find that soon the past comes bubbling up, forcing them to confront the realities of their friendship, their differences and the growing pains of adulthood.
"A Bright Second," Short Film, Pitch Her Productions (SP), co-writer
A Bright Second considers the ubiquitous problem of ageism in the most appropriate setting possible: the Sunshine State. This ode to Florida examines the paradox of living in the age of SnapChat and the age of nostalgia--a time when seniors are living longer than ever and young people are avoiding adulthood more avidly than ever.
An unlikely pair (Cecilia, 30’s, and Dot, 70’s) explores the nooks and crannies of Florida’s artistic and quirky underbelly. This singular friendship between two kindred spirits separated by nearly 50 years illuminates the nuances of age, nostalgia, body image and bonds between women.
"Corpse Pose," Going Om: Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat, Viva Editions (NF)
My yoga instructor rubs lavender oil into my temples and scalp. My sweat commingles with essential oils. My mat is humid and it clings to my bare shoulders, arms and calves, the small of my back is the only thing that retains its curve, a warm twilit sky, a rabbit’s hole, a gravestone. After class my instructor tells me I’ve gotten better at Savasana, at being a corpse.
"Your Biome Has Found You," Best New Poets Anthology, Meridian and Samovar Press (P)
SEE. HEAR. FEEL., Poetry for a collaborative project
A multi-sensory poetry, music and photography project and book focused on Alzheimer’s disease which was presented at The Studio@620 in 2014 and funded in part by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
With support from The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, this project has begun touring art galleries, memory clinics and conventions throughout the US.
Featured Cookbook and Fiction Reviews, Publisher's Weekly (BR)*
Rebecca Skloot Letter, Sweet: A Literary Confection (BR)
"Eating Animals: Not Simply Pro-Vegan or Anti-Meat Book," The Clever Title Book Review (BR)
“The Jazz Musician’s Son,” Dark Phrases Review (P)*
"With Pennies in Her Mouth," The Sarah Lawrence Review (P)*
Go See if it's Raining Under the Bed (Chapbook), Sadie Lou Standard (P)*