"49 bridges" is an homage to the many bridges we build here, inside the Golden Gate. These are the bridges we hope to cross, the bridges of desire we find ourselves on the other side of. Some fill us with wonder, some break our hearts. But ultimately, these bridges are what bring us here, keep us here, and help us know who we are.
SILVI ALCIVAR’s poetry lives in the moment two strangers meet over her red royal typewriter—the anonymity an invitation to speak, the typewriter keys a willing listener. As The Poetry Store poet, Silvi uses this of-the-moment process to create art, jewelry, and custom poems on demand. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Penn State and earned a BA in writing and art from the College Scholar program at Cornell University. Her work has been performed on stage and radio as well as published in online journals, Poets 11, and Broke-Ass Stuart‘s latest book. Since 2008, she has written and sold thousands of poems and exhibited work at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Femina Potens Gallery, SOMArts Ramp Gallery, Live Worms, The Goods Gallery, and Secession Art & Design. In 2010, she was featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7, and named one of the best new finds of the year by Daily Candy SF.