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Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet (New American Writing, ZYZZYVA, Hanging Loose Jacket, Van Gogh's Ear, and many others), taught for several years as a California Poet in the Schools, and served as Marin County's very first Poet Laureate from 2008–2010. His memoir Beamish Boy (2012) Kirkus Reviews called "... A beautifully written memoir... poignant and inspirational, comical and terrifying!" and Foreword Reviews called "a fascinating, poetic memoir."

He has given readings and taught writing workshops internationally — everywhere from the British Institute in Paris to AWP New York and the San Francisco Writer”s Conference — with such luminaries as Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael McCluer, Kay Ryan, Cheryl Strayed, Anne Waldman, and many others. Albert is currently finishing up his first novel, and working on a new book about writing and mindfulness. He lives and works in Marin County California.