Anya Silver


Anya Silver is the author of four books of poetry, including The Ninety-Third Name of God, I Watched You Disappear, and From Nothing. Her most recent book, Second Bloom, was published in 2017 as part of the Poiema Series by Cascade Press.

Silver’s verse has also been published in many literary magazines, including Image, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, Witness, the Christian Century, and Prairie Schooner.

Her work is included in Best American Poetry (2016).

Poems by Silver have featured in the Writer’s Almanac, on Poetry Daily, and as an Academy of American Poets’ poem of the day. In addition, they have been anthologized in several books, including The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry, Poetry in Medicine, From Midnight to Dawn, and How to Write a Poem.

Now teaching in the English department at Mercer University, in 2015 she was named Georgia Author of the Year in the poetry category. She has been living and thriving with inflammatory breast cancer since 2004.

Cancer Rhetoric: The Illusion of Control | interview | Atticus Review

Economics of Early Education/Folk Music School/Auntie Rosa/Poet Anya Silver | interview | Georgia Public Radio

From Proper Nouns to Slant Sonnets: A Conversation about Place and Time | interview | Southern Literary Review

Poetry ex nihilo | interview | The Christian Century

Festival Years: 2016, 2018