Poetry


“She writes with lyrical beauty” Jewish Review

"These are the poems of a traveler and a lover who feels both the terror of time passing and the consolation of eternity. From such tension spring lovely poetic objects, ready for intelligent use." - Andrei Codrescu

"In Storytelling in Cambodia Willa Schneberg writes a searing account of one of the darkest moments in modern history, Schneberg's haunting verse testimony, her portraits of those who dragged a once peaceful country into the nightmare of genocide, her passionate homage to an ancient culture now irrevocably lost move the reader even as they horrify." - Carolyn Forche


Guardino Gallery, Portland, April 16, 2011

Jewish Writers' Reading, Oregon Jewish Museum, Nov 1, 2011

BOOKS:

RENDING THE GARMENT, Box Turtle Press, New York, New York
THE BOOKS OF ESTHER, limited-edition letterpress chapbook produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, Paper Crane Press, Half Moon Bay, California
STORYTELLING IN CAMBODIA, Calyx Books, Corvallis, Oregon
IN THE MARGINS OF THE WORLD, Plain View Press, Austin, Texas
BOX POEMS, Alice James Books, Farmington, Maine

SELECTED JOURNALS AND PUBLIC ART:

2016 - "Bellevue Literary Review;" (forthcoming) -- "Mudfish 19," "Calyx Journal," "Poetica: Contemporary Jewish Writing"

2015 - "Mudfish 18"

2014 - "Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place"

2013 - "Drash: A Northwest Mosaic," "The Portland Review"

2011 - "The Barefoot Review," "VoiceCatcher 6"

2010 - "Drash," "Poet Lore"

2009 - "Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal," "Poetry for the Masses," "Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place."

2008 - "Calyx: A Journal of Art & Literature By Women," " The Portland Alliance," Writers' Dojo (online).

2007 - "Trude Parkinson: sightings and passages," catalogue for exhibit by the painter, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon. "Kyoto Journal," "Women's Review of Books"

2006 - "Bridges for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends," "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review" (online)

2005- "Mudfish,"

2004 - “The Oregonian,” “Pearl,” “Rosebud,” “The Grove Review,” “West Wind Review,”

2003 - “Chaffin Journal,” "Bridges: A Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends," "Nervy Girls," "El Hispanic News," Omega (on-line publication),"

2002 - "The Oregonian,"" Fireweed," "Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing,"

2001 - "Blue Mesa Review," "Manzanita Quarterly,"

2000- "American Poetry Review," "Clackamas Literary Review,"


Reading from "I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poets in Defense of Global Human Rights" anthology, Split this Rock, March, 2012

ONLINE JOURNALS:

2015 - "Your Daily Poem", "International Psychoanalysis"

2014 - "Muddy River Review", "VoiceCatcher"

2013 - "21st Century Text"

2011 - "The Barefoot Review"

ANTHOLOGIES:

Memories Flow In Our Veins: Forty Years of Women's Writing from Calyx, Ooligan Press, 2016

Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace, Lost Horse Press, 2015

Poetry from Israel and Aboard, Voices Israel Group, 2014

Alive at the Center, Pacific Poetry Project, Ooligan Press; Lit From the Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books, 2013

Before There Is Nowhere To Stand Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle, Lost Horse Press, 2012

Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other, Birch Bench Press; Voicecatcher 6: New Writing & Art by Portland/Vancouver Area Women, A Tapestry of Voices: The Knoxville Writers’ Guild Anthology, 2011.

Voices Israel Anthology, 2010 (Volume 36)

I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poets in Defense of Global Human Rights, Lost Horse Press, 2009


Keynote Speaker, 8th Poet's Round-up, Port Orford, OR, March 29, 2014

Women. Period, Spinsters, Ink, 2008

Walking Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass: Poems about Bridges Real and Imagined by 70 Poets, with Directions for Five Self-Guided Explorations, Urban Adventures Press, 2007.

Poetry from Israel and Aboard, Voices Israel Group, Israel; Regrets Only, Little Pear Press. The Years Best Fantasy and Horror, 2006, Nineteenth Annual Collection

Chance of A Ghost, Helicon Nine Press, 2005.

Voices Israel Anthology, Voices Israel Group, Israel, 2005 / 2004

Knoxville Bound: A Collection of Literary Works Inspired by Knoxville, Tennessee,Metropulse Publishing, 2004

Bearing Witness: Teaching The Holocaust, Heinemann (textbook), Key West: A Collection, White Fish Press, 2001

Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places, John Gordon Burke Inc., 2000

Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace, Lost Horse Press, 2015

ESSAYS, BOOK REVIEWS & BLOG POSTS:

East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul, MiN, April, 17, 2016

William Stafford Birthday Celebration Essay, presented Jan. 20, 2013, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, published in Friends of William Stafford: A Newsletter for Poets and Poetry, Spring/Summer 2013

"Why Write Poetry?: A Conversation," in conversation with Frances Payne Adler, Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, Spring 2011

An Israeli Poet's Moral Reckoning," Review of J'Accuse, Aharon Shabtai,, American Book Review, March/April 2004

"A Childhood In Hell," Review of When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, Chanrithy Him, Women's Review of Books," September, 2000

"Poetry of the Matriarchs and the Patriarchs": "Observer Quarterly," Spring 1999

"The Poet As Witness: From The Personal To The Universal": "Bridges: A Journal...," Dec. 1998

"ELEN -- Supporting Israel's Unwed Mothers: "Sojourner," June 1989

"Teshuva To Zefat": "Cincinnati Judaica Review," Spring 1994

ARTIST COLONIES

2015 - Art Kibbutz, Governors Island, New York City

2008 - Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

2004 - Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico

2003 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2000 - Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland

1990 - Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

1986 - MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire

SELECTED READINGS & TALKS




Calyx Press Celebration, read with Kate Gray, Paulann Petersen, Lois Leveen, April 19, 2015

Oregon Jewish Museum, 15th Annual Reading of Oregon Jewish Writers, read with Brian Benson, Linda M. Cohen, Sharon Munson, Evelyn Sharenov, Nina Spiegel, Nov. 4, 2014

Presented on the "Fractious Art: The Palestine/IsraelPoetry Anthology" Panel with Edward Morin, Joan Dobbie, Ibrahim Muhawi, Willa Schneberg, Ingrid Wendt at the AWP Conference, Seattle, March 1, 2014

Oregon Jewish Museum, "Writing the Jewish Mother" Reading with workshop participants, Nov, 13, 2012

Calyx Press Celebration, read with Margarita Donnelly, Ursula K, Le Guin, Penelope Schott, Amy Schuster, Portland, Nov. 11, 2012

Memorial Reading for Adrienne Rich, Unitarian Church, Portland May 31, 2012

Split this Rock Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness, Washington, D.C. with other contributors to I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights, and Before We Have Nowhere to Stand, Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle, March 22 - 24, 2012
James Madison University with Ingrid Wend, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 21, 2012

Rock Creek Creative Process Symposium, Portland Community College, presented with novelist Loretta Stinson and sculptor Mylan Rakich, April 14, 2011

Get Lit! Festival, participated in two panels and a reading, Spokane, Washington, April 16-17, 2010

The Montana Festival of the Book. Missoula, October 24, 2008

Wordstock Festival of the Book, Portland, November 10-11, 2007, poetry reading and workshop "Creating Poetry Through the Artist's Lens" Library of Congress, "Poetry at Noon," poems on Magic & Magicians with Adele Steiner & Nin Andrews, October 9, 2007

ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island, B.C., September 30, 2007

Carolyn Forche Reading, Poetry Downtown, Portland, March 27, 2007: Introduced the poet

Millions of Intricate Moves, 6th Annual William Stafford Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, March 3 - 4, 2007: presented about Poetry of Witness and read with Fred Marchant

Black Oak Books with Sandra Gilbert, Berkeley, Jan 12, 2007

KGB Bar, NYC, Oct. 27, 2006

Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey, April 1, 2006, Crossing Boundaries: Visual Art by Writers Reading

Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland, Nov. 3, 2005, Jewish Writers Reading

Wordstock Festival, Portland, Oregon, April 2005

Tucson Poetry Festival, April 8-9, 2005, Theme: Poetry and Painting

The Grove Review Launch Party, Feb. 2, 2005 : read with Ursula LeGuin and others

Tel Aviv University, Israel, Dec. 29, 2004, “The American Poet as Witness”

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Dec. 28, 2004, “The Persona Poem”

Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon, Oct. 14, 2003: Talk “Writer as Witness”

Washington State Univ.,Vancouver, Sept.19, 2003: solo reading and opening of exhibit of clay sculpture

Laurel Theater, Sept. 4, 2003, Knoxville, Tennessee: solo reading

Oregon Book Award Authors Tour, Burns & Bend, May 1 & 2, Sept. 11 & 12, 2003

Clackamas Community College, April 22, 2003: reading with Paulann Peterson

Nye Beach Writers Series, Feb. 15, 2003: read with Gina Ochsner, 2002 Oregon Book Award in Fiction

Sanders Theater, Harvard University Oct. 5, 1991: reading with Adrienne Rich and others, benefit for "Bridges: A Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends.

HONORS




Final Judge Calyx Journal's 2015 Lois Cranston Memorial Prize

Former Board Member 2013 - 2015, Calyx: A Journal for Literature and Art by Women, Corvallis, OR

2015 & 2004 - Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition Judge

Nominated for 2014 “Best of the Net” prize by VoiceCatcher, an online literary journal

2014 Jewish Book Council Network Writer

Keynote Speaker, 8th Annual Poet's Round-up, Port Orford, Oregon

Poems Read by Garrison Keillor on the Writer’s Almanac – most recently Sept. 14, 2014

Recipient of the 2002 Oregon Book Award in Poetry

Received the Barbara Deming Memorial Money for Women Award

Recipient of two Fellowships in poetry through (Oregon) Literary Arts

Recipient of two Professional Development Grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council of Oregon