Silvia Kofler, M.A.

Instructor of English English


Office: Sedgwick 215

"Much Madness is divinest Sense-
To a discerning Eye-
Much Sense-the starkest Madness-
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail-
Assent- and you are sane-
Demur- you’re straightway dangerous-
and handled with a Chain-"

                        Emily Dickinson (1862)


  • B.A. in English from William Jewell College, 1991
  • M.A. in English from University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1995


  • Composition I (EN1110)
  • World Literature Through the 16th Century (EN2740)

Silvia Kofler was born in Graz, Austria, and has lived in London and Paris before she moved to Kansas City in 1979. Her work has been published in Mid-America Poetry Review, New Letters, Black Moon, Potpourri, Coal City Review, Anykey Review, The Kansas City Star, and numerous other publications.  She also teaches English at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. as we as teaching online for Park University. Her most recent book of poetry, titled From the Suburbs with the Wedding Dress in Its Coffin, was published by The Edwin Mellen Press in 2003.