Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. Albert served as Marin County’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author, most recently, of Beamish Boy: A Memoir; Spring 2012 Letters to Early Street, Spring 2007 from La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press; and Walking Tooth & Cloud, January 2007 from French Connection Press in Paris. Albert is also a speaker and trainer having taught writing workshops at The Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and literary conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.