"Silvia Curbelo's poetry is accomplished daring full of energy and intelligence it is the generous manifestation of an authentic and original gift. Her poems embody imaginative honesty and a free-ranging and fresh sensibility. I think they should be welcomed and read with care." -- W.S. Merwin
Full of feathers and stone silence and song Falling Landscape appears to have been crafted from 'the vestige of some/elemental language.' With a knack for disguising wisdom as plain-spoken observation Curbelo's poems are infused with insight the way sunlight fills a quiet room. The lyric voice is rarely this accessible this unwavering this pure." -- Campbell McGrath
Silvia Curbelo's latest poetry collection Falling Landscape has just been published by Anhinga Press. She is the author of three other collections Ambush winner of the 2004 Main Street Rag chapbook contest The Secret History of Water (Anhinga Press) and The Geography of Leaving (Silverfish Review Press).
Silvia has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs the Cintas Foundation and the Writer's Voice as well as the Jessica Nobel Maxwell Memorial Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review.
Her poems have been published widely in literary journals and more than two dozen anthologies including The Body Electric: America's Best Poetry (W. W. Norton) Snakebird: Thirty Years of Anhinga Poets (Anhinga Press) Poems Poets Poetry (Bedford/St. Martin) and the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature.
A native of Cuba Silvia lives in Tampa FL.