Albert Flynn DeSilver

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Albert Flynn DeSilver
Born 1968
Norwalk, Connecticut
Occupation Poet, editor, Author, CEO
Notable awards 2008 Poet Laureate of Marin County, California
Spouse Marian Cremin

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American author, poet, artist, teacher, speaker, and publisher—born 1968 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is the author of several books of poetry including Letters to Early Street, (La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and Walking Tooth & Cloud (French Connection Press—Paris, 2007). His writing has appeared in more than one hundred literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He taught for many years as a California Poet in the Schools, and numerous venues nationwide; from Creedmore Psychiatric Institution in New York and San Quentin State Prison, in California, to the British Institute in Paris—from an Alzheimer’s Clinic in Marin County, to The University of California—Davis. He has presented at numerous conferences around the country including AWP in New York City, the Napa Valley Writers Conference, and the San Francisco Writers Conference. Albert Flynn DeSilver has also taught for many years in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In 2008 he was named the very first Poet Laureate of Marin County, California. He is currently the Director of Visiting Angels, a Senior Homecare agency franchise in Santa Rosa, California.


Non Fiction[edit]

  • Beamish Boy, a memoir (VP Media, 2011)


  • A Field Guide to the Emotions (Privately Published, 2010)
  • Letters to Early Street (La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press, 2007)
  • Walking Tooth & Cloud (French Connection Press, Paris, 2007)
  • Some Nature (Privately Published, 2004)
  • Time Pieces (The Owl Press, 2001)
  • Foam Poems (Privately Published, 1998)


  • Cloud View Poets, An Anthology with an introduction by David St. John (Arctos Press, 2009)

“These poems are meditations of passage, and the reader is obliged to read slowly, honoring the lives one meets page after page...nothing less than stunning.” —David St. John

  • Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008)

“This courageous and visionary book enacts and embodies a concrete 'relational aesthetics'...Don’t miss it!” —Cornel West

  • Sometimes in the Open: Poems from California’s Poets Laureate (Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2009)

Featuring poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, U.S. Poet Laurete, Kay Ryan, Al Young, and Albert Flynn DeSilver among others.

  • Bay Poetics: An Anthology of San Francisco Bay Area Poets Edited by Stephanie Young (Faux Press, Cambridge, MA 2006)

“Bay Poetics is a stunning achievement.” —Ron Silliman

Poetry Reviews[edit]

“Albert is one of our poets, and we stand behind him. . .” —Andrei Codrescu

“Albert Flynn DeSilver’s poems are filled with a sunny, kinetic plentitude” —Richard Silberg, Poetry Flash

“Prose poems you won’t want to miss! The pronoun I in its word-tissue forest . . . “a book of elastic steel, an opposable piano.” Meet tea leaf man, iced-over man, and others, as the inside-outside window collapses. “I am wind in the paper.” Beautiful. “I alone as mirror to the world.”” —Alice Notley


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