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Edward S. Silvera
12023-05-30T11:17:58-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132plain2023-05-30T11:19:12-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Edward S. Silvera (1906-1937) began publishing poetry in venues like Opportunity and The Crisis while still an undergraduate at Lincoln University. He had two poems each included in the prominent anthologies, Caroling Duskand Ebony and Topazin 1927. Several of his poems were collected in Langston Hughes' collection, Four Lincoln University Poets, which appeared in 1930.
In 1927, Silvera placed second in the literary contest sponsored by The Crisis, for his poem "Song to a Dark Girl."
Not much is known about Silvera's life after 1930, or the cause of his untimely death at age 31.