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


Upcoming events:

February 6 & 7, 2020 University Author’s Day, Texas A & M- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

February 19, 2020 Interfaces, Austin, TX

March 6, 2020 7pm, Queer Voices, Offsite AWP Reading, San Antonio, TX

March 7, 2020 Two panels: 1) 9am-10:15am, The So-Called Yellow Rose—Talking With Three Women Texas State Poets Laureate(), Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level. 

2) 10:35am-11:50am, La Llorona: Tales of Powerless or Powerful Women?()   Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level. AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX

March 2020, TBA, Miami, FL

March 22, 2020, 4pm, Launch of Leslie Contreras Schwartz’ third book of poetry, Who Speaks For Us Here, with Jenn Givhan and ire’ne lara silva, Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX

March 28, 2020, 10am, Texas Writes, Leon Valley, TX http://www.writersleague.org/calendar/TexasWritesLeonValley

April 2020, TBA, Silver City, NM

April 24-26, 2020, Poetry at Round Top Festival, Round Top, TX


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

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