Jan Zlotnik Schmidt

Presently I am a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita at SUNY New Paltz where I taught creative writing, memoir, creative nonfiction courses as well as American Literature, Women’s Literature, the Literature of Witnessing, and Holocaust Literature. My poetry has been published in over one hundred journals including The Cream City Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Phoebe, The Chiron Review, Memoir(and), The Westchester Review, and Wind. A series of poems, “The Family Album,” based on old family photographs, was published in The Vassar Review. My work has been nominated for the Pushcart Press Prize Series. I had two volumes of poetry published by the Edwin Mellen Press (We Speak in Tongues, 1991; She had this memory, 2000). My chapbook, The Earth Was Still, was published by Finishing Line Press and another, Hieroglyphs of Father-Daughter Time, by Word Temple Press. My volume of poetry, Foraging for Light, was published by Finishing Line Press. And my chapbook about Bess Houdini, the wife of Harry Houdini, entitled Over the Moon Gone: The Vanishing Act of Bess Houdini, recently was published by Palooka Press.