Biography of Silvia Curbelo
Silvia Curbelo is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Falling Landscape (Anhinga Press,2015) . She has received poetry fellowships from the NEA, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Cintas Foundation and the Writer's Voice. Awards include the Jessica Nobel Maxwell Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review and the James Wright Poetry Prize from Mid-American Review. A native of Cuba, Silvia lives in Tampa, FL.
Silvia Curbelo's Works:
Falling Landscape (Anhinga Press,2015)
The Secret History of Water (Anhinga Press)
Ambush (winner of the Main Street Rag chapbook competition)
The Geography of Leaving (Silverfish Review Press)
Silvia Curbelo Poems
Gala in childhood. In rain. In white garments. On a train with a book and a suitcase. Gala with swans, untouched
Learning To Play Coltrane
She thought it was green, not the emerald green of Indian summer but a green like a darkening plain, or the shadow rivers cast.
The room. The white piano. The stars gone slack. The unmistakable rising up to meet her. In heels and
Gala in childhood. In rain.
In white garments. On a train
with a book and a suitcase.
Gala with swans, untouched
by sadness, feathers
tumbling from her mouth.
Without shoes. With a glass
of warm milk, sitting
crosslegged in the garden chair.