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In homage to Gloria Anzaldúa and her iconic work BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA, award-winning poets ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera have assembled the work of 54 writers who reflect on the complex terrain—the deeply felt psychic, social, and geopolitical borderlands—that Anzaldúa inhabited, theorized, explored, and invented.

Named for the Nahuatl word meaning “their soul,” IMANIMAN presents work that is sparked from the soul: the individual soul, the communal soul. These poets interrogate, complicate, and personalize the borderlands in transgressive and transformative ways, opening new paths and revisioning old ones for the next generation of spiritual, political, and cultural border crossers.

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“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


Upcoming Events:

July 27-28, 2018 More info soon! Delivering keynote address: “Encorazonadxs: On the Art of Writing, Living, and Creating Community From the Heart” Dallas, TX

Summer 2018–Mostly writing through the end of August.

October 18, 2018, 7pm, Reading with Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Rice University, Houston, TX

October 27, 2018, 8pm Release party for Huizache Magazine #8, MACC, Austin, TX

November 10, 2018, 7pm, Latinx New Books Showcase, MACC, Austin, TX

November 11, 2018, 1pm, Reading with Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Malvern Books, Austin, TX

Fall 2018 Calendar in development….Plans underway for readings/workshops in San Marcos, Houston, Wisconsin, and California. Check back soon! Contact me at irenelarasilva@gmail.com if you’re interested in booking me!


Contact me to book a reading, workshop, or keynote: irenelarasilva@gmail.com




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