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Pat Schneider


Pat Schneider was the author of ten books of poetry, plays, and nonfiction and the founder of Amherst Writers and Artists, an international network of writing workshops. She died in August 2020.

— From November 2020
The Dog-Eared Page

If I Were God

If I were God, I would make a world just like this one, where everyone comes raw and naked and dependent into it; where everyone enters bloody between the legs or through the cut belly of a woman; where nothing is for certain and there is so much to learn.

November 2020
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

If I Were God

If I were God, I would make a world exactly like this one. I love its inconsistencies, its contradictions. I love it that this river flows around stones and finds its own way.

February 1997
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