ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, is now available!

“ire’ne lara silva’s most recent collection of poems, CUICACALLI / House of Song, is pure music, and it will enter your body and open doors to your history like a lullaby with a machete. Yes, this gentle voice will scrape stones and make sparks fly, will seep into your senses and beckon like honey for your tongue to touch the blade of its making. Read it. Be bruised by its love.”

–Octavio Quintanilla, author of If I Go Missing, 2018-2020 San Antonio Poet Laureate


New poems:

At Acentos Review

At Jet Fuel Review

Upcoming events:

December 12, 2019 7pm Reading with Natalia Trevino and ire’ne lara silva, Bookwoman, Austin, TX

February 6 & 7, 2020 University Author’s Day, Texas A & M- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

February 19, 2020 Interfaces, Austin, TX

February 22 & 29, 2020 10am-1pm, Choosing From Infinity: The Essentials of Fiction, Workshop with ire’ne lara silva, Gemini Ink, San Antonio, TX

February 22, 2020 TBA La Feria, TX

February 28, 2020 Reading with ire’ne lara silva, Gemini Ink, San Antonio, TX

March 6, 2020 7pm, Queer Voices, Offsite AWP Reading, San Antonio, TX

March 7, 2020 Two panels: 1) 9am-10:15am, The So-Called Yellow Rose—Talking With Three Women Texas State Poets Laureate(), Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.  2) 10:35am-11:50am, La Llorona: Tales of Powerless or Powerful Women?()   Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level. AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX

March 2020, TBA, Miami, FL

March 22, 2020, 4pm, Launch of Leslie Contreras Schwartz’ third book of poetry, Who Speaks For Us Here, with Jenn Givhan and ire’ne lara silva, Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX

March 28, 2020, 10am, Texas Writes, Leon Valley, TX

April 2020, TBA, Silver City, NM

April 24-26, 2020, Poetry at Round Top Festival, Round Top, TX

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com



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