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NEW: I’ve been confirmed as part of the Texas Touring Roster (9/1/16-8/31/18)! Texas schools, libraries, universities, and non-profit organizations are able to apply to the Texas Commission on the Arts for a portion of artistic fees for artists on the Roster. TCA.PressRelease
NEW: My profile at Have Book, Will Travel Click here!
Saddle Road Press out of Hawai’i just released my second full-length collection of poetry, Blood Sugar Canto in January. Order now! Click on image above or go to Books for a full listing…
“Silva is a poet-curandera who “sings the body electric,” transforming suffering into song. She probes the ways that love, justice and forgiveness help heal our individual selves and our communities. I am profoundly grateful for ire’ne’s hard-won wisdom and poetic gifts.”
–Demetria Martinez, author of The Block Captain’s Daughter
Most recent reviews:
Wellesley Center’s Women’s Review of Books- “Poetry of the Borderland,” Review by Dr. Norma Cantu: poetryoftheborderland
December 3, 2016 10am-1pm, Humanities Texas Book Fair, Byrne-Reed House, 1410 Rio Grande, Austin, TX
Feb 17-18 Imaniman Anthology Release, Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, TX
March 4th at 1pm SWTJC Chrystal City, TX (Students only.)
March 10th at 2:45pm-3:30pm Crystal City High School (Students only.)
March 10th at 4pm Dimmit County Public Library, Carrizo Springs, TX
March 25-26 Weekend Writing Retreat
April 3rd Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
April 13th at 11am SWTJC Uvalde, TX (Students only.)
April 13th at 3pm El Progreso Memorial Library, Uvalde, TX
April TBA Trinity University/N. Cantu
May TBA Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Contact me to book a reading, workshop, or other presentation.
Poetry, stories, and performances available online:
NEW! Short excerpt from “Our Indigenous Flesh,” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, Sept 2015
Performance: December 2012, Transcultural Poetry Reading, Women and Fair Trade Festival, Austin, TX
Performance: February 24, 2011 from Reading at Cocina del Caribe, Mission, TX Part 1 and Part 2 (Video):