Albert Flynn DeSilver
Poet, Author, Artist, Publisher
Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, author, artist, publisher, speaker, and writing coach. He served as Marin County's very first poet laureate from 2008-2010. Albert has published several books and hundreds of individual poems in literary journals worldwide. His work has been included in a number of anthologies including "Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community," which Cornel West called "a courageous and visionary book." His visual work has appeared at The Armand Hammer Museum, and a recent visual poem was included as part of a large public sculpture commissioned by the Freeport Water Authority and EBMUD, designed by the artist Paul Kos, and built on the banks of the Sacramento River in 2010. Albert has taught writing and poetry workshops everywhere from Spirit Rock Meditation Center to San Quentin State Prison, to the British Institute in Paris—and for more than ten years as a California Poet in the Schools. His latest book is "Beamish Boy: A Memoir" about his extraordinary journey toward an open poetic identity.