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:

June 20, 2019 6:30pm Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco and ire’ne lara silva reading at Alley Cat Bookshop, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

June 21, 2019 2:30-4:30pm, Writing Workshop led by ire’ne lara silva, Gritos: On finding the sources of our voices…While gritos are most often associated with mariachi groups, El Grito de Dolores, or Mexican culture, we will be looking at gritos from another viewpoint—as a way of finding our own deepest personal voice, to ground the creative mind in our bodies, to root the voice in our hearts, and to both release and control emotion in the body and the voice. There will be various visualization exercise, a lot of playing with physical stances, a great deal of sound-making experimentation, and a few short writing/art prompts to examine how we perceive our voices. No experience or familiarity with gritos is needed. $60 To register: irenelarasilva@yahoo.com Location: Nomadic Press, Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA

June 21, 2019 -9pm. Reading with ire’ne lara silva,Cynthia Gomez, Tureeda Mikell, and Nazelah Jamison at Nomadic Press, Oakland Peace Center, Hosted by Nomadic Press, Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA

June 29, 2019 10am. Panel at WLT’s Agents and Editors Conference, “Character and Voice: They Have that Je Ne Sais Quoi or Nah ” with Nicky Drayden, Sara Goodman, ire’ne lara silva, Lara Prescott. Austin, TX

June 29, 2019 5:30-9pm. Host of “Octavio Quintanilla- San Antonio Poet Laureate in Austin.” Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

July 20, 2019 Time TBA. Two panels, Gemini Ink Writers’ Conference. “Negotiating Place” with Kate Carroll de Gutes, jo reyes-boitel, ire’ne lara silva, and Anel Flores; “I’m Not From Here: Layering Place and Story Through Outsiders” with Ramona Reeves, Alejandro Puyana, ire’ne lara silva, and Jack Kaulfus. Tropicana Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com




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