Bio: M. E. Silverman, editor of Blue Lyra Review, moved from New Orleans to Georgia to teach at Gordon State College. He is a graduate of McNeese State (M.F.A.) and L.S.U. (B.A.). His work has appeared in over 70 magazines including:Crab Orchard Review, 32 Poems, Chicago Quarterly Review, Many Mountains Moving, Hawai'i Pacific Review,Tapestry, The Southern Poetry Anthology, The Los Angeles Review, Neon, Cloudbank, The Broad River Review, Pacific Review, Because I Said So Anthology, Sugar House Review, and other magazines. His chapbook, The Breath Before Birds Fly (ELJ, 2013), is available. His manuscript, Mud Angel & the Last Mermaid, was a finalist for the 2008 New Letters Poetry Award, 2008 DeNovo Contest and the 2013 May Sarton Prize. He is currently Review Editor of Museum of Americana and on the editorial board of 32 Poems. He has recently finished editing The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Fall, 2013). Look for two new anthologies coming soon and a book of poetry!
W. D. Snodgrass and me
Beautiful funky Banyan Trees! On my favorite paradise island: Hawaii