The Beat: Zachary Schomburg and Gertrude Stein

Knox Pods

Jul 3 2024 • 7 mins

Zachary Schomburg is a poet, painter, and a publisher for Octopus Books, a small independent poetry press. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska. He is the author of six books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2, published by Black Ocean in 2021 and a novel, Mammother, published by Featherproof Books in 2017.

Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1874. She attended Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1903, she moved to Paris where she eventually began writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She became an influential figure in the worlds of art and literature, and her home became a gathering place for artists and writers like Henri Matisse, Ezra Pound, Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Max Jacob. She died near Paris in July of 1946.


Read "The Cliff Floats Low" at Sixth Finch

Read "Tender Buttons [Apple]" at

Zachary Schomburg

Zachary Schomburg's website

Bio and bio at

"Moving a Plane Around a Living Room: In Conversation with Zachary Schomburg" in Timber

Two poems at Jellyfish

Gertrude Stein

Bio and poems at

"Gertrude Stein - Author & Poet: Mini Bio" from Biography

Bio and poems at

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