Anya Silver

Anya Silver (1968–2018) published four books of poetry, and her work has appeared widely. In 2018 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. The poems in this issue are from “Saint Agnostica,” a manuscript Silver completed just before her death in August 2018 after more than a decade of battling breast cancer.

Anya Silver

Anya Silver

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Among the Losses & Poetry Class, Ash Wednesday

  Among the Losses   My lamentations have shaken loose locusts. They whir in the burned-out nave of my body.   In the shower, whole decades wash from my body. A girl’s hairless limbs emerge naked from the spray.   Among the losses: tube tops, demicups, skin-kissing chocolate lace. Dreamy clutter of the desired body. […]

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