Wednesday, March 15, 2017

[Poet Spotlight] Leah Silvieus

Leah Silvieus is the author of Anemochory from Hyacinth Girl Press. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and was raised in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from The American Academy of Poets, Kundiman, and US Poets in Mexico.You can get a sense of her poetry at the Four Way Review, with poems such as "Still Life with Fallen Game."

Her work has also appeared in CURA, The Collagist, and diode, among others. She has been nominated for The Best of the Net Anthology. Her multimedia poetry projects have been featured at the O, Miami Poetry Festival, The Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, MO, and the Asian American Women Artists Association in San Francisco. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Miami. The Collagist has a fine interview with her to get a sense of where she's coming from as a writer.

She currently divides her time between Florida and New York where she works in the yacht hospitality industry.

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