Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and master meditation instructor teaching nationally at the 1440 Multiversity, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Omega Institute, Shambhala Mountain Center, the Esalen Institute, and at writing conferences nationally.
Albert is also an internationally published poet and served as Marin County California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. Albert has read and shared the stage with U.S Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, International bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many others. His recent book, “Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life,” based on his popular retreats by the same name—was released from Sounds True in 2018.
He is also the author of several books of poems and the memoir “Beamish Boy,” (2012) which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” He lives in Northern California.