- Willa's new poetry collection Rending the Garment (Please click here for more details and readings.) was released this May through Box Turtle Press, NYC, will be the #8 title in the Mudfish Individual Poet Series.
- Willa will be a fellow from July 20th - August 2nd at the Art Kibbutz on Governors Island, NYC, the only Jewish-centric Artist Colony in the world.
- Willa was the final judge for Calyx Journal's Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize. The submission deadline was June 30, 2015.
- Willa visited Israel, Jan. 2015 as a guest of "Voices Israel" an organization of Israeli poets who write in English. She was the International judge for their 25th Annual Reuben Rose Competition. She offered workshops in Zefat and Jerusalem, spoke at the Awards Ceremony in Tel Aviv on the merits of the winning selections, and read from Rending the Garment. An article about that visit can be found at Oregon Jewish Life Magazine.
- Willa was Glyph's Featured Writer for the month of June. Beginning on First Thursday, Glyph's shadowbox cafe tables will feature Willa's ephemera, memorabilia and poems relating to Rending the Garment. Click here for more information.
- Willa received a Professional Development Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) to attend the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, July 12 -15, Green Gulch Farm, Marin, CA.
- Below is the opening from Katherine Bielewa Stamper's article Little Details: Anatomy of a Poem about Willa's poem "Biscuits:"
"I first encountered this poem while driving along I89 towards Burlington. It was 8:35 on some weekday morning and I was listening to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac on Vermont Public Radio. So taken by the poem, I pulled over when it was safe to jot down the name of the poem and its author. Poetry can truly move us, if we open our ears to just listen." Click here to read the entire article.
- Check out Willa's guest blog post on Ooligan's website.
- Capturing the Essence of Things: A conversation with Willa Schneberg
Willa's art is where truth and beauty intersect. The subjects she chooses are often painful or horrifying. But she chooses details that bring out the beauty in those subjects. Not in a way that romanticizes them or downplays the sadness. The beauty and the sadness exist side-by-side.
S.H. Aeschliman interviews local poet, ceramic artist and photographer Willa Schneberg. They talk writing, loss and defying conventions, while wandering through Willa's exhibit "The Books of Esther" at the Oregon Jewish Museum.
Read the full interview here.
- Check out the article in Sept. 2012 Oregon Jewish Life about Willa and "The Books of Esther".