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

At Chachalaca Review

Recent reading at Malvern Books, Austin, TX 11/10/18:


Recent Interview (see Interviews/Other for more):

American Micro-Reviews and Interviews: Leslie Contreras Schwartz interviewing ire’ne lara silva about Cuicacalli/House of Song: http://www.americanmicroreviews.com/irene-lara-silva-interview?fbclid=IwAR2bN6qirSDAh_iX4ui38_wpZ6QXhrkAnzn5rHHMFqXZu0YPpGkDje-9jY8

Rogue Agent: Jill Khoury interviewing ire’ne lara silva about Cuicacalli/House of Song: http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/isilva

Words on a Wire: Tim Z. Hernandez interviewing ire’ne lara silva about Cuicacalli/House of Song: https://www.ktep.org/post/words-wire-irene-lara-silva-1?fbclid=IwAR36Y4DXvqmNAdG9KeFg2toBoSAZGM6cOnZCOjQljQw0KVzOUVXfVpReTy4

Upcoming events:

August 24, 2019 10a-1pm Writer’s League of Texas Workshop: “Forget Discipline: How to Want Your Way Through Writing a Book” In this class, we absolutely will not talk about ‘stealing time,’ writing schedules, writing on a daily basis, creating a physical space for writing, word counts, or creating outlines. Every time the word ‘discipline’ is spoken, the group will loudly boo, bang pots and pans, or stomp their feet in emphatic opposition. What we will discuss here is inspiration and imagination. We’ll investigate what it means to  start or re-start a book project, connecting with the root of our desire to write, to create, to speak, to share. We’ll interrogate the internal/external obstacles that keep us from the work we long to do. We’ll question everything we’ve ever thought writing or writers have to be. This workshop will focus on sharpening our hunger to write—day after day, week after week, month after month. To register: http://www.writersleague.org/calendar/ForgetDisciplineSilva


August 31, 2019 12-7pm DISMANTLING DOUBT: 6 Hour Intensive/Weekend Writing Retreat led by ire’ne lara silva Dismantling Doubt: Everyone—from the beginning writer to the most established writer—has to deal with doubt at some time or another.. In this 6 hour intensive, we’ll discuss some approaches to getting over, under, around, and/or through doubt. Open to writers and non-writers at any level of experience. Cost: $125 per person (includes lunch) $175 with overnight accommodations Location: NHI’s Loma Linda in Maxwell, TX (between Austin and San Antonio). To register: email irenelarasilva@yahoo.com

October 2, 2019 TBA San Antonio, TX

October 4, 2019 TBA Austin, TX

October, 2019 TBA Austin, TX

November 1, 2019 El Mundo Zurdo Conference, San Antonio, TX

November 8, 2019 TBA Houston, TX

November 9, 2019 TBA Houston, TX

December, 2019 TBA Dallas, TX

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com




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