Silver To Appear At Lee's Writer's Festival

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - by Britain Miethe, Lee University

The Lee University Writer’s Festival will conclude with poet Anya Silver in the Rose Lecture Hall, located in the Helen Devos College of Education. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24.

“Lee’s Writer’s Festival aims to provide examples of quality writing and inspiration to students and members of the community who have a passion for the written word,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of English at Lee. 

Ms. Silver will be reading poems from her collections, “The Ninety-Third Name of God” and “I Watched You Disappear.”

"Silver writes beautiful, heartbreaking poems that find in the messiness and complexity of our world reasons for hope and awe," said Dr. Woolfitt.

Ms. Silver’s work has been published in numerous literary magazines, including The Georgia Review, Image, Five Points, The Christian Century, Christianity and Literature, New Ohio Review, and many others. 

She has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s radio show “The Writer’s Almanac,” Ted Kooser’s column American Life in Poetry, and Poetry Daily. Image praises her “lyric voice and stunning, insightful metaphors” that “have the ring of true prayer, that uneasy voice that seeks grace and expresses agitation, gratitude, and sometimes anger.”  

Ms. Silver currently serves as a professor of English at Mercer University and lives in Macon, Ga., with her husband and son. 

For more information on Lee’s Writer’s Festival, please email Dr. Woolfitt at wwoolfitt@leeuniversity.edu or call 614-8230.


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