About the Author:

M. E. Silverman, editor of the Blue Lyra Review, moved in the wake of Katrina from New Orleans to Georgia, where he now teaches at Gordon College. His work has appeared in 70 magazines including Crab Orchard Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Los Angeles Review, Pacific Review, Many Mountains Moving, Naugatuck River Review, The Broad River Review, Storysouth, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Sugar House Review, New Vilna Review, Cloudbank, Mizmor L’david Anthology: The Shoah, Because I Said So: Anthology, Knocking at the Door: Anthology, and other journals and anthologies. M. E. Silverman was a finalist for the 2008 New Letters poetry award, the 2008 Denovo Contest and the 2009 Naugatuck River Review contest. Currently, he is working on editing a contemporary Jewish American anthology of poetry with Deborah Ager forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press (2013) and he is editing two other anthologies. He is also on the board of 32 poems. He lives with his wife, his daughter, and Marie, the unwanted cat who daily breaks into their house through the heating vents.

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