ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, will be published by Saddle Road Press, April 2019!

“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:

Reading and discussion at Malvern Books 10/25/16:

Interview (see Interviews/Other for more):

Blood Sugar Canto: an interview with ire’ne lara silva conducted by Therese Marie Konopelski

Upcoming events:

February 16, 2019 Two panels at NACCS Tejas Foco. 9am: Stories in Progress: New fiction from three queer Tejana writers: Anel Flores, Maribel Rubio, and ire’ne lara silva; and, 10:30am: Alma, Corazon, Cuerpo, y Canto: New Poetry from Natalia Trevino, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, and ire’ne lara silva; 9am: Houston Community College-Eastside Campus, Houston, TX

February 23, 2019 11:20am-12:05pm, Authors Carrie Fountain, ire’ne lara silva, and Jasminne Méndez, Panel: From Roots to Bloom: Deconstructing Latinidad moderated by Natalia Sylvester, Third Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas, Austin Central Library, Austin, TX

February 26, 2019 5:30pm-7pm, Book Tips and Sips with Julie Berwald and ire’ne lara silva, Prohibition Creamery, 407 E. 7th St, Austin, TX

March 2, 2019, 2pm, Gritos Writing Workshop: Finding the Sources of Our Voices, Registration: $50. Austin, TX

March 9, 2019, 10am, Texas Writes, Lake Dallas Public Library, 302 S. Shady Shores Rd, Lake Dallas, TX 75065

March 20, 2019, 7pm, Reading featuring David Bowles, Natalia Sylvester, Dan Vera, and ire’ne lara silva, McAllen Public Library, McAllen, TX

March 21, 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Reading and Q&A, Imaniman: Poets Writing on the Anzalduan Borderlands, with Dan Vera, UT-Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX

March 23, 2019, 7pm, Book Release–CUICACALLI/House of Song by ire’ne lara silva, MACC, Austin, TX

March 26, 2019, 6pm, OLLU Visiting Writer Reading, Our Lady of the Lake University, Blue Room, San Antonio, TX

April 6, 2019 San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX

April 6, 2019 7pm, Latina Poets with New Books Showcase featuring Gris Munoz, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Jo Reyes-Boitel, Natalia Trevino, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, and ire’ne lara silva, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio, TX

April 13, 2019 Time TBA, Canto de Mujer featuring authors Anel Flores, Bonnie Ilza Cisneros, Ilza Garcia, Maribel Rubio, and ire’ne lara silva, MACC, Austin, TX

April 16-17, 2019 Reading/Class visit, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

April 27, 2019 7pm, Afro-Latinx Writers Showcase hosted by ire’ne lara silva, MACC, Austin, TX

May, 2019 TBA Malvern Bookstore, Austin, TX

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com




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