Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. SEASON OF DARES leans into fragments of the scriptures, narratives and mythologies of a Korean adoptee's childhood in the rural American West. Fearlessly, it revisits and explores the physical and spiritual landscapes of those communities and the tensions between the impulses that shaped them—violence and tenderness, stoicism and sentimentalism, self-reliance and belief in divine providence.
Born in South Korea and raised in Montana and Colorado, Leah Silvieus now travels between Florida and New York as a yacht chief stewardess. She is the author of a chapbook, Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016), and a books editor for Hyphen magazine. She is also a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of awards and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, Fulbright, and the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami.Author City: MIAMI, FL USA