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Jason Schneiderman

Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point (Four Way Books, 2004). He has received Bachelors degrees in English and Russian from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in poetry from NYU. His poetry has appeared in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Tin House, Rattapallax, Grand Street, StoryQuarterly, and a poem of his will be included in Best American Poetry 2005. His essays and translations have also appeared in a number of journals. He has received fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has been both waiter and head-waiter at the Bread Loaf Writersí Conference in Vermont and is the winner of the Poetry Society of Americaís Writer Magazine/ Emily Dickinson Award. He is currently a Chancellorís Fellow at CUNYís Graduate Center, and teaches creative writing at Hofstra University.

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PHYSICS II: LEIBNIZ

Leibniz died, martyred by the holy church of Newton
the way Galileo died, martyred by the holy church of Christ.
Mathematicians still write the way Leibniz did, eschewing Newtonís
fussy physics dots and random letters. We are all afraid
of this, that when at last our genius is revealed, it will be duplicated,
that upon discovering the one small thing that no one else can give
to the world, that it will be given twice and we will not get credit.
Three people invented the telephone within an hour of each other
and Bell got to the patent office first. My name will not survive my death,
so I say it now: Schneiderman, Schneiderman, Schneiderman.
You will hear my name on others, but it will be my fatherís name,
not mine. Perhaps only the forgotten know peace
after death. Perhaps Leibniz is angry that Iíve called.



© Jason Schneiderman



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