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Saddle Road Press out of Hawai’i is releasing my second full-length collection of poetry, Blood Sugar Canto this month. Order now! Click on image above or go to Books for a full listing…
“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
Enduring Azucares, a digital chapbook featuring 7 poems from Blood Sugar Canto in English and Spanish is available now from Sibling Rivalry Press. Translations by Julieta Corpus.
January 23, 2016, 10-3pm with a 1 hour break for lunch, Caressing the Flame: Writing the Difficult Writing Workshop, MACC, Austin, TX. Price $65. Pre-payment and pre-registration required. Email for details: email@example.com
February 12, 2016, 7pm, Women’s Erotica Reading at Bookwoman, Austin, TX.
February 26-27, 2016 7pm-9pm; 10am-6pm. Book Release Reading for Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art and One-Day Symposium, MACC, Austin, TX.
March 21, 2016. Reading and workshop at UT-Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.
Contact me to book a reading, workshop, or other presentation.
Poetry, stories, and performances available online:
Performance: December 2012, Transcultural Poetry Reading, Women and Fair Trade Festival, Austin, TX
Performance: February 24, 2011 from Reading at Cocina del Caribe, Mission, TX Part 1 and Part 2 (Video):