With thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for all they do, I’ve been accepted to the 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster. What this means is that Texas schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations can apply to TCA for up to 50% of my fee.
*Please note that this currently DOES cover virtual performances and workshops.

About ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song:

“These are necessary and generous poems of both/and, not either/or. They know that song needs silence as much as silence needs song. They remind us that our joys, our losses, our desires, our failings, all swim in the great complicated river of what we know and don’t know. Finally, even when raging, they celebrate and carry on. ¡No se dan por vencidos! Poems we so need now. ¡Brava!”

—Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate, author of Again for the First Time


Upcoming events:

August 30, 2020:
September 7, 2020 4-5:30pm, Online reading by ire’ne lara silva, Hosted by the Health and Humanities Program at UT-Austin. For more details: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/humanitiesinstitute/events/rescheduled-poetry-reading-by-ire-ne-lara-silva

September 21, 2020 TBA

October 6, 2020 TBA

October 14, 2020 TBA

November 7, 2020

November 16, 2020

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com


Header Image Art: detail from Phantoms by Moises S. L. Lara

Official website for poet/writer ire'ne lara silva