Mather Schneider, thankfully, is not a poet's poet. Instead, he's a poet for everyone. His poetry seems simple, almost stripped, but it contains the only kind of music that matters—the one that lingers and resonates long after you’ve heard it. In He Took a Cab, Mather Schneider drives us around the hard realities of Tucson and life. It's well worth the fare. This cabby always knows where he's going and the best way to take you where you need to be.
author of How to Say Goodbye
Mather Schneider is not only a sage and accurate observer of the way we live, he's also a first-rate heart in a flinty body; a poet that isn't afraid to engage life on whatever level he finds it, revealing things we don't even know about ourselves in words and poems clear enough and cold enough to shock us anew. This fine book of poetry deserves and rewards repeat reading. Put it next to a faker's books and see how it shines in comparison.
author of Redneck Poems
As with his day job, Schneider's poems tend to offer brief journeys to seemingly unexotic destinations. But rather than simply cruising us from Point A to Point B, he deposits us each time that-much-closer to the center of our shared human experience; where traditional beauty fails in its contrivance—and genuine beauty isn't always pretty.
—David p Bates
Interior Noise Press