A Bag of Hands

Mather Schneider

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A Bag of Hands by Mather SchneiderWhen Mather Schneider met Josie she was an illegal immigrant from Mexico working at McDonald’s in Tucson and he was a cab driver who went to McDonald’s to buy coffee each day. One day she poured his coffee, then placed a small piece of paper over his money and slid it back to him on the counter. With that gesture she gave him a reason to get up in the morning. She also gave him more trouble than he wanted, more bliss than he could have imagined, and a coupon for a free Egg McMuffin.

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Sample Poems

•“A Bag of Hands” in the Adelaide
•“Chasing the Green Card” in Rusty Truck
•“Hot Iron” in Rattle online

Other Poems

• “Our Morning Train” in Rattle #53
• “The Roofers” in Rattle #46
• “Free-Form Bolero” in Rattle #43
• “The Mermaid of South Mark Road” in Rattle #38
• “Kite Weather” in Rattle #35
• “Between Us and It” in Rattle #32

About the Author

Mather SchneiderMather Schneider was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1970. He attended several colleges but never attained a degree. After living in Washington State, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1997, where he married a Mexican woman and began traveling in Mexico. Schneider has worked many jobs and for many years drove a taxi. He has published several hundred poems and stories, and is author of four full-length collections, most recently Prickly from New York Quarterly Books.


Cover art by Mather Schneider

Author photo by Mather Schneider

ISBN: 978-1-931307-36-9
Cover price: $7.00
Chapbook: 32 pages
Size: 6″ x 9″