Poetry. PRICKLY is a medley of nonacademic, unprofessional poems written by a cantankerous, often drunken cab driver. They range from prose-like narratives to more lyrical poems. The subjects are loosely based on Schneider's cab fares who are often mentally deranged or physically ill and also from his personal life, the domestic life of a below-blue-collar gringo and a Mexican immigrant. There is sex, humor, rants on artists and writers, and the thorny beauty of the American Southwest.
Mather Schneider was born in 1970 in Peoria, Illinois. He has since lived in Arkansas, Washington and currently Tucson, Arizona, where he drives a cab. He has published hundreds of poems and stories in the small press since 1994. Most recently, he is the author of HE TOOK A CAB (NYQ Press, 2011). Author City: TUCSON, AZ USA