Edgar Gabriel Silex is the author of two poetry collections from Northwestern University Press (formerly Curbstone Press), Through All the Displacements (nominated for the National Book Award) and Acts of Love (finalist for the National Poetry Series). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Maryland State Arts Council. His most recent published work appears in Gargoyle, Scribble, Free State Review, Loch Raven Review, Baltimore Review, The Sunken Garden Poetry Anthology and in On Barcelona. He lives in Laurel, Maryland.


  1. Dear Edgar Gabriel Silex,

    I discovered your poetry blog via Facebook and I have to say I truely love your poetry. My favorite poem of yours is missing, it was called "Dancing with death" Will you put it online again? I would love to keep it.

  2. Thanks for reading my work, Karen. I will repost that poem. Thanks again, Edgar.

  3. Hi! I believe you were my professor one year at St. Mary's College of MD for a Native American Lit course. Just thought of you today, and googled you. I hope this is the correct fellow! I remember you doing a poetry reading and it was really beautiful, haunting stuff. Are you still at the college?

    One day, the college library was holding a sale of old books. An original hardcopy of Vine Deloria's was for sale, and work-study students got 1 book free. I took it, and discovered along the path that it was signed! I was so excited, I ran to your little office to show you. It wasn't until years later that I realized I should have given it to you on the spot, and that would have made me happy! It never occurred to me at the time. I wanted to contact you, but thought you might think that was odd! Now I think of you when I see that book. Anyway, hope you are well.

    I have put my English degree to good use as a grant writer for nonprofits. :) I live in Maryland now.