Anya Krugovoy Silver

Anya Krugovoy Silver is a poet living in Macon, Georgia.   She is the author of four books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and From Nothing (2016), all published by the Louisiana State University Press.  Her fourth book, Second Bloom, was published in 2017 as part of the Poiema Series of poetry by Cascade Press. Her work has been published in many literary magazines, including Image, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, Five Points, Crazyhorse, New Ohio Review, Witness, The Christian Century, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry ReviewShenandoah, and many others.  Her work is included in Best American Poetry 2016. Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” in Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, “American Life in Poetry,” as an Academy of American Poets’ poem of the day, and on Poetry Daily.  Her poems have been anthologized in several books, including The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (Cascade), Poetry in Medicine (Persea), From Midnight to Dawn (Paraclete) and How to Write a Poem (T.S. Poetry Press), among others. She was named Georgia Author of the Year/Poetry for 2015.  Silver was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow for Poetry for 2018.  She currently teaches in the English Department at Mercer University.  She shares her life with her husband, son, and cockapoo.  Since 2004, she has been living and thriving with inflammatory breast cancer.

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