Willa Schneberg

Willa SchnebergWilla Schneberg is a poet, ceramic sculptor, interdisciplinary artist, photographer and curator. She is the author of five collections, and received the Oregon Book Award for In the Margins of the World. Storytelling in Cambodia was inspired by her time working for the U.N. in the early 90’s. Rending the Garment is her most recent collection. Her poetry and visual art have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including American Poetry Review; Tricycle: The Buddhist Review; Moment Magazine; Bellevue Literary Review, The Best Fantasy and Horror Anthology, and the Tikkun Anthology. She has been a poetry fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland. She served as a board member for Calyx, Inc, which publishes a journal of art and literature by women.Willa Schneberg
Her poems were heard on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Her letterpress chapbook The Books of Esther was produced in conjunction with the eponymous interdisciplinary exhibit about the life of her mother who “spoke” through writing, which was on view at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. In 2017, she curated an exhibit for the same institution: “Ritual Unmoored: The Works of Six Jewish Ceramists.” In 2018, she was poet-in-residence in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband. Willa presents at literary festivals, gives craft talks and readings, and conducts writing workshops nationally and internationally.

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