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With thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for all they do, I’ve been accepted to the 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster. What this means is that Texas schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations can apply to TCA for up to 50% of my fee.
*Please note that this currently DOES cover virtual performances and workshops.
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About ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song:

“These are necessary and generous poems of both/and, not either/or. They know that song needs silence as much as silence needs song. They remind us that our joys, our losses, our desires, our failings, all swim in the great complicated river of what we know and don’t know. Finally, even when raging, they celebrate and carry on. ¡No se dan por vencidos! Poems we so need now. ¡Brava!”

—Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate, author of Again for the First Time

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Upcoming events:

October 30, 2020 9-10am CST, CantoMundo Panel: “Crossroads of Latinx,” with other CantoMundo poets, Dodge Poetry Festival, https://www.dodgepoetry.org/

November 7, 2020, 10am-1pm, Writing the Difficult Writing Workshop offered by Writer’s League of Texas (via Zoom)

November 16, 2020 7pm Central, ACC’s Literary Coffeehouse featuring ire’ne lara silva via Zoom

November 21, 2020 4pm Central, Book release of Black Dove/Paloma Negra by Leslie Contreras Schwartz with guests ire’ne lara silva and Jenn Givhan via Zoom

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

Video clips:

“you love rivers,” recorded by Emmy Perez for Poets Against Walls, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/poetsagainstwalls/videos/338174926840639

“what i remembered yesterday,” filmed by Maria G. Rios, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/irenelarasilva/videos/10224102146879355

Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice with ire’ne lara silva and Marilyse Figueroa

La Palabra Poetry Series, hosted by Angelina Saenz, August 2020: https://www.facebook.com/la.l.vive/videos/3365638000221805

Header Image Art: detail from Phantoms by Moises S. L. Lara

Official website for poet/writer ire'ne lara silva