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Steven Schreiner

steve-2.jpgSteven Schreiner is the author of the collections Belly and Too Soon to Leave, and the chapbook Imposing Presence, and co-author with Allison Cundiff of In Short, a Memory of the Other on a Good Day. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Poetry, Image, Colorado Review, Missouri Review, River Styx and December, and numerous anthologies. He is the recipient of fellowships from the VCCA, Tall Rock Retreat, and The National Writer’s Voice of the YMCA. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he received the Ph. D in English from Wayne State University. He taught in the MFA Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis from its inception in 1998 until retiring in 2019 and is the founding editor of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature. In the St. Louis community he has offered numerous classes in creative writing for OASIS and has been a frequent guest critic for St. Louis Poetry Center workshops and an invited speaker for The Wednesday Club. His scholarly contributions include an often-cited article in College Composition and Communication and the entry on Philip Levine in Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets. He is Associate Professor Emeritus of English.



Belly (Cervena Barva Press)

In Short, a Memory of the Other on a Good Day (with Allison Cundiff, Golden Antelope Press)

Too Soon to Leave (Ridgeway Press)



Imposing Presence (Hundred Pound Press)


Selected Publications

Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Image: a Journal of the Arts and Religion, Crab Orchard Review, Sou’wester, River Styx, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Tar River Poetry, Margie, Missouri Review, Poetry, Passages North, Delmar, 2River View, Gulf Coast, Sukoon, December


Visiting Faculty Positions

Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait

Missouri-London Program

Washington University Summer Writers Institute

Poet in the Schools, Oregon Arts Foundation


Selected Awards

Stanley Hanks Poetry Prize

New Voice in Michigan Poetry

Office: 437 Lucas Hall

Email: schreiner@umsl.edu

Steve Schreiner, MFA Program
University of Missouri - St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121