Clifton Snider is the author of ten highly-acclaimed books of poetry, including The Age of the Mother (1992), The Alchemy of Opposites (2000), and Moonman: New and Selected Poems (2012). His novel about a bisexual rock star, Loud Whisper, was published in 2000 and has been optioned by the independent film company, Iconoclastic Features. His coming out/coming of age novel, Bare Roots, was published in 2001, as was his latest autobiographical novel about two gay brothers, one of whom disappears under ominous circumstances, Wrestling with Angels: A Tale of Two Brothers.
He is also a literary critic who specializes in Jungian/archetypal and Queer Theory. His book, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On: A Jungian Interpretation of Literature, was published by Chiron Publications in 1991. His work has been translated into French and Russian.
Among his awards are resident fellowships at Yaddo, the Karolyi Foundation, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.
As a poet, I suppose my chief influences have been Auden and Emily Dickinson, Creeley, Cavafy, and, Edward Field.
The independent film company, Iconoclastic Features, has optioned my novel, Loud Whisper. I have new poems in the works, novels, and a memoir.
Chiron Review Press (St. John, KS) Russ Haas Press (Long Beach, CA) Laughing Coyote (Torrance, CA) Chiron Publications (Wilmette, IL) Academic and Arts Press (Pueblo, CO) Northwoods Press (Thomaston, ME) Applezaba Press (Long Beach, CA) World Parade Books (Huntington Beach, CA)
Home improvement, gardening, travel, working out at the gym, collecting (especially Native American art), movies, and on and on.
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