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ireneAnnouncement coming soon about the publication of my second full-length collection of poetry, blood sugar canto.

“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

Artwork: ‘when wind blows through them’ by Moisés S. L. Lara ©2014
*image is not the final book cover

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Mil gracias/ Many thanks to all the readers and supporters of flesh to bone!




Latest review for flesh to bone:

Veronica Bayette Flores in Feministing: http://feministing.com/2014/07/24/feministing-readz-looking-for-home-in-irene-lara-silvas-flesh-to-bone/

Next events:

May 28-30, 2015 Various times and dates, El Mundo Zurdo Conference, UT Austin:
Panel: “Memory Transformation: New Writings From Four Queer Xicanas” with Amelia Montes, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Anel Flores, and ire’ne lara silva
Panel: Poetic Essays Reflecting on the Border as Anzaldua’s ‘La Herida Abierta’ with Dan Vera, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Emmy Perez, Tim Z. Hernandez and ire’ne lara silva

May 30, 2015 5pm Reading with Dan Vera, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Emmy Perez, Tim Z. Hernandez, and ire’ne lara silva, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX

Contact me to book a reading, workshop, or other presentation.

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