M. E. Silverman The Breath before Birds Fly

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The Breath before Birds Fly

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Interweaving the themes of longing and family, M. E. Silverman constructs beauty in the language of each line. He focuses on the important matters of life, combing his Jewish background and upbringing. But these poems are not just for Jews. It is much more universal. Through reoccurring imagery of water and earth/mud, one gets easily swept away with mud angels, a modern day Noah shopping at Lowes, the last mermaid, hurricanes, a victim of abuse, a dybbuk mud man, a modern day Baba-Yaga, and more. We discover a part of ourselves in each and recognize the longing of those who “stand savage with all one has.” Silverman has such rich subject matter. He sees Jerusalem “ghosting with holiness.” He watches “while the soapy, silent moon / gives what slender, tired light / it can.” In Russia, an old woman sees “tress are silent / with frost, / bitter like iron chains.” At the Holocaust Memorial Museum, a “miracle” occurs as “the stacked shoes begin to rise / leisurely, like puppets on strings / [and] silently sweep through the air like Astaire and Rogers”. This is more than a chapbook; it is a dance with language.

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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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