Poetry written by a woman of the millennium who lives among the complexities of a global city; multi-tasking her family, her desires, her dreams and the demands of these times. ¨Many of us will recognize ourselves in this woman and share the indictment of our century. She speaks for us, passionate and tender, engulfed by moments of sadness and stalked by dreams. When silence is required of her, she will not give in; the life of her imagination won’t be stifled. By day, she is what the world and her family insist that she be; at night, another self emerges, spiritual and sensual, with the cold fire of the changeable moon: ( Anne Whitehouse, American poet) From her book: I’m a diehard romantic who favors delirium. Night spies on my balcony as I pick up the fallen pieces of my day. The night knows of this famine, after leaving all my roles scattered in the city of hiding fangs…(Silvia Siller)
About the Author:
Silvia Ma. Siller Argüello de Heller Poet, translator, communications consultant in philanthropy and Latin America, and cultural promoter. Her first poetry collection, De Mariposas y Mantis, won second place in the International Latino Book Award 2015. Her poetry collection Early Morning #5 is a bilingual (English -Spanish) and is a finalist for its translation in the Int. Latino Book Award 2016. She has also written and produced two flamenco-theatre creations: Este nuestro espacio and El monólogo de la gitana that include her poems. She received the Gabriel Mistral, Julia Burgos and Frida Kalho award by the group Galo Plaza in New York for her contribution to the Latinamerican culture and was a distinguished visitor of the city of Santa Ana in El Salvador on April 2016. She holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from the Columbia University and has a BA in International Relations from the U. Iberoamericana in Mexico City as well as a Certificate in Latinamerican Literarture. She founded the group fuegodeluna.org, to promote poetry in Spanish in New York. She participates in different recitals, international festivals and book fairs. She has lived in Mexico, Paris and New York and speaks Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian.