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***This section of the code protects satire, criticism, & alot of other opinings! DAN
Roger Ebert praises Dan Schneider's Film Criticism and Website:
Ebert calls Dan Schneider 'a considerable critic....'' that Dan Schneider (in regards to Ebert's writings) 'may well be correct in some aspects. What his analysis gives me is a renewed respect and curiosity about his own work....'; he states, 'Dan Schneider is observant, smart, and makes every effort to be fair.' He states, 'I conclude he is more analytical and less visceral that I am,' Ebert ends his praise, stating, 'What is remarkable about these many words is that Schneider keeps an open mind, approaches each film afresh, and doesn't always repeat the same judgments. An ideal critic tries to start over again with every review.' -12/9/09, from 'Who do you read? Good Roger or Bad Roger?', by Roger Ebert
On 9/17/10, Roger Ebert tweeted, 'The Online Film Critics Society is nuts if they think Dan Schneider doesn't qualify.'
Cosmoetica noted in the New York Times: 'Cosmoetica (www.cosmoetica.com): As a poet, Dan Schneider is, by his own humble admission, ''better than Walt Whitman.'' In between writing the poems that will make him immortal, however -- and he's apparently got more than 10,000 of them -- Schneider has found time to offer a few helpful criticisms regarding his fellow poets and reviewers. If you were looking for someone willing to call T. S. Eliot ''1 of the most grossly overrated writers in the history of the world, & the English language,'' Schneider is your man. His site includes similarly jolly commentary on a large number of contemporary writers.'- 10/3/04, from ' The Widening Web Of Digital Lit', by David Orr
Dan Schneider's page at The Lifeboat Foundation
James Emanuel Interview (Nebraska Public Radio- with commentary by Dan Schneider)
Dan Schneider's entry at Nationmaster.com, an online encycopedia
Cinemension Blog page: http://www.cinemension.blogspot.com/
Dan Schneider's Culture Wars Page: http://www.culturewars.org.uk/index.php/site/contributor/dan_schneider/
Dan Schneider's Blogcritics Page: http://blogcritics.org/writer/dan_schneider
Dan's Examiner page: http://www.examiner.com/x-19688-Criterion-Collection-and-Classic-DVD-Examiner
Dan Schneider's Rotten Tomatoes' Page: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-12144/
Dan Schneider's blurb for Robert Grudin's book Design And Truth: http://yalepress.yale.edu/
I am an internationally published poet and syndicated essayist with dozens of published credits. I have participated in many local and national reading and writing programs, as well as contributing time & money to arts organizations.
· Participated in over 2000 poetry and arts-related events through the years.
· Founded and organized many arts events, including proposal- and grant-writing and submissions.
· Film reviews linked on Rotten Tomatoes and MRQE (Movie Review Query Engine) film websites.
· Works published in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Cambridge University Press, Discover Magazine, Talking Points Memo, Monsters And Critics, La Prensa, City Pages, the UCLA Journal of the American Indian (now American Indian Cultural and Research Journal), Nimrod, Sentence, Argestes, Midwest Book Review, storySouth, Jacaranda Review, Chiron Review, Main Street Rag, Neo-Victorian, Curbside Review, Piedmont Journal, Taj Mahal Review, Unlikelystories.org, Dublin Quarterly, The Simon, The Moderate Voice, Subtle Tea, Boston.com, Cleveland.com, Houston Literary Review, Poligazette, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?, Culture Vulture, Retort, Unlikely 2.0, New York Review, Yet Another Book Review, Obsessed With Film, Cinescene, Cinephilia, DVD Outsider, Poligazette, Feel The Word, A Voice For Men, and others.
· Appeared on numerous TV and radio programs.
· Online presence includes listings on websites of Academy of American Poets, Whos Who, and Google.
· 1988-1990- co-hosted poetry series at West Side YMCA in Manhattan.
· 1989- organized Alliance Of Queens Artists summer poetry reading series.
· 1994- a featured poet on Poetic Marmalade tv show.
· 1995-2003- founded Uptown Poetry Group, a critique group that met bimonthly in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, MN 200 consecutive times.
· 1997-1998- organizer and curator of the Poetry & Performance Art Series of the annual Stone Arch Festival Of The Arts, in Northeast Minneapolis, at the Saint Anthony Main complex.
· 1997- founded THE LIST Of Artists, a multi-disciplinary directory of Twin Cities area artists.
· 1998- featured artist on an episode of Gallery 7 tv show.
· 1998- focus of article in Pre-Raphaelite Review.
· 1999- was cover story of Twin Cities tabloid City Pages literature edition, which drew enormous response.
· 2000- organized a Poetry Forum on what constitutes great poetry.
· 2001- founded Cosmoetica, the largest non-commercial and unaffiliated poetry and literature website on the Internet. Cosmoetica has been consistently in the top top 10,000 rankings of Ranking.com.
· 2003- founded and co-hosted with Arthur Durkee a 12-program season of Omniversica- an Internet radio show on Sursumcorda.com. Guests included poet James Emanuel, scientist Lynn Margulis, writer Dorion Sagan, actor/writer George Dickerson, filmmaker Josh Becker, astronomer Fiorella Terenzi, parapsychologist Jeffrey Mishlove, author Leonard Shlain, filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, and author Howard Bloom.
· 2003- subject of articles in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Web Del Sol.
· 2003- co-hosted and produced cable tv special on poet Walt Whitman.
· 2004- Cosmoetica profiled in 10/3/04 New York Times Article The Widening Web of Digital Lit.
· 2006- featured in journal StorySouth. Cosmoetica a Time magazine Coolest Website Of The Year nominee, March. Short story Beyond Amber nominated for Million Writers Award, March.
· 2006- interviewed by Avishay Artsy for Nebraska Public Radio.
· 2007- film critic for Blogcritics, Books Editor (with wife Jessica Schneider) for Monsters And Critics. Co-founded The M&C Interview series of discussions with the best contemporary authors. Started the Dan Schneider Interview series at Cosmoetica.
· 2008- official reviewer for new The Criterion Collection DVD pre-releases. Extensive critical quotation in Contemporary Fiction: The Novel Since 1990, edited by Pamela Bickley, and published by Cambridge University Press, in regards to book review of Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth.
· 2009- accredited member of IFCS (Internet Film Critic Society), hired as National Criterion Collection and Classic Film Examiner for Examiner.com. Interviewed by Only Good Movies for Critical Mass series. Praised by fellow film critic, Roger Ebert, on Roger Ebert's blog, as an 'ideal critic.' 12/9/09
· 2010- contributor for Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Culture Wars, The Critical Critics, Open Salon, The Spinning Image, and Talking Pictures film sites. Dan Schneider's analysis is referenced in the PBS series POV's brochure (p.26) on The Up Series.
· 2011- blurb for Robert Grudin's book Design And Truth used by Yale University Press's paperback edition. Cosmoetica recommended on page 192 of On Writing Poetry, by Al Rocheleau, Shantih Press, © 2010, published 2011
· 2012- published in Shadowlands, book blurb for Howard Bloom's The God Problem; asked to join The Lifeboat Foundation as an advisor on the Media & Arts Board and The Sustainability Board. Resigned from The Lifeboat Foundation over their inaction. Poems published in Serbian magazines Lipar and Krajina. Hit 300 million visitors to Cosmoetica.
Jacaranda Review; Caribou Review
, Chiron Review, Piedmont Journal, Ragshock; Spout; Poems That Thump/Second Glance; Neo-Victorian/Cochlea, Poetry Motel; Green Hills Literary Lantern; Second Glance; Golden Apple; The Santa Fe Sun; Sherman Asher Press; New Digressions; Neo-Victorian/Cochlea; The Slate, Sunday Suitor; Tucumcari Literary Review; Papyrus; Dam Good; South Ash Press; UCLA Journal Of The American Indian
, Chiron Review, Piedmont Journal, Ragshock; Spout; Poems That Thump/Second Glance; Neo-Victorian/Cochlea, Poetry Motel; Green Hills Literary Lantern; Second Glance; Golden Apple; The Santa Fe Sun; Sherman Asher Press; New Digressions; Neo-Victorian/Cochlea; The Slate, Sunday Suitor; Tucumcari Literary Review; Papyrus; Dam Good; South Ash Press; UCLA Journal Of The American Indian(now American Indian Cultural and Research Journal); Barefoot Grass Journal; Nimrod, Smashing Icons; Sentence; La Prensa (San Salvador), Ariel (Canada); Venerable Seed; Voices From The Well; Arctos Press (Bears); Constal; Fresh Ground; City Pages, Feelings Of The Heart; Argestes; Curbside Review, Maryland Review; Eureka, Black Water Journal; High Plains Review, Oberon Review, Unlikely Stories, Pacific Review; Wisconsin Academic Review, Main Street Rag; Steam Ticket; Interpoetry; Scrivener Creative Review, Taj Mahal Review, Tertullia Magazine, Shadowlands, and others
Through the years I have striven to create ways for people to communicate and discourse more effectively via the arts- which are the essence of communication, with poetry being the highest of arts. Unlike most artists, I have never replaced the primary goal of creating great art with the temporal goals of political, religious, nor philosophical action. While art (communication) is the conveyance of ideas and information, it is also- paradoxically- an end unto itself. This realization has enabled me to achieve excellence in my fields. My art is apolitical, irreligious, and aphilosophical. Put simply: when it comes to art I walk the walk, whereas the vast majority of others merely talk the talk.
The 49 Gallery
Le Bestiare 1-3
and many more
True Life 1-4
Show & Tell: A White Man's Antiphonal Primer On Race
The Company Stories
Five Film Masters: Thoughts On Antonioni, Bergman, Fellini, Herzog, And Ozu, Into The 21st Century
21 More Conversations
Tales Of Notice
Domesticities In Eleven Cities
Thirteen Ways Of Selling The Self
A Little Book Of Dyings
Summer In A Dozen Days
This Human Animal
Novels Of Place
Monarchs Of New York
The Compass Rose Sabbath
Scenes From A City
The Trial Of Horacio Guzman
Bit Of Golem
Helena Quinn Malley
The Vincetti Brothers
A Kids Book
The Scorpion Swam
A Norwegian In The Family
Valley Of Red Shadows
In 2012, Jessica's story, Sandwiches From Home, was a featured selection of the 2012 Million Writers Award Anthology.
Blog: Pandu's Season
Jess's Associated Content Page: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/450989/jessica_schneider.html
Jess's Helium Page: http://www.helium.com/users/71200
Published in Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Featured writer in online journal StorySouth, 2006, "Letters From Mercury"
Short Story Sandwiches From Home Published in Pittsburgh Quarterly, Fall, 200 5
Short Story The Security Of Shared Recipes Published in StickYourNeckOut.com, Spring, 200 5
Short Story The Myth And The Mountain Published in Hackwriters, March, 2005
Short Story Apoptosis Published in UnlikelyStories, Summer, 2004
Short Story O For Arts Sake! Published in Manifest, Spring, 2004
Essay on Women Writers/Chick Lit Published in Hackwriters, Winter, 2004
Telling the Nightingales in Sidereality, Summer, 2003
September, Sister Ophelia in Tryst, Summer, 2003
Insomniac, Chia in Voices, Spring, 2003
Over Tree Roots, Wandering, Eleven A.M. in Pierian Springs, Winter, 2002.
Ruth in Paumanok Review, Fall, 2002.
Another Woman, Lawrence, Lunar Sonnet, and The Gesture of Seasons in Stride Magazine, UK, Fall, 2002.
In Rivers in Ache Magazine, 1st Edition, 15,000 circulation in the Twin Cities area. August, 2002.
Dustina, Labyrinth, and Orchid Abstract in Eclectica, July, 2002.
From the Box of the Zoo Fox, Of Una Jeffers, and Remanent Theory of Asteroids in Avatar Review, Summer, 2001.
And God Only Lets Me Live To Sang About It, Gala and the Cliff, In Time, Andree Rexroth, Una, Instead, Extension for Her and other poems in Cosmoetica, Spring, 2001.
Eleven AM and Wild Poppies in Flash! Point, Summer, 1999.
Orchids & Afterthoughts
This I You
Admissions & Uncertainties
The Salt & The Storm
Idiots & Morons
Real Plastic Rose
Rise The Magicians
Harlots & Starlets
The Winky Tales
The Architecture Of Loss
Sum Of A Life
Sounds With Song
Comic Fantasia On A Loser
His Imperial Skill
The Inland Sea
Les Fleurs D'Esprit
Open Eight Days
Regular attendee of the Uptown Poetry Group, the longest running poetry group in the Twin Cities- October, 1999- October 2004.
Books Editor for Monsters And Critics.
Freelance book reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Blogcritics, and Popmatters.
Contributor to Helium and Associate Content.
Austin Cultural Events Examiner for Examiner.com.