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ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, is out this month from Saddle Road Press!

“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

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New poems:

At Acentos Review

At Jet Fuel Review

At Chachalaca Review

Recent reading at Malvern Books, Austin, TX 11/10/18:

Reading and discussion at Malvern Books 10/25/16:

Interview (see Interviews/Other for more):

Blood Sugar Canto: an interview with ire’ne lara silva conducted by Therese Marie Konopelski

Upcoming events:

April 28, 2019, 8-10am,  Reading at Border Wall. More info soon.

May 10, 2019 7pm, Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice. ire’ne lara silva in conversation with Marilyse Figueroa, Malvern Bookstore, Austin, TX

May 17, 2019 TBS Reading with Ruben Degollado, Natalia Sylvester, Gerard Robledo, and ire’ne lara silva, Malvern Bookstore, Austin, TX

May 23, 2019 Queer Voices Speak Out, San Antonio, TX

June 7, 2019 TBA Latinas Writers Showcase with Rios de la Luz, Gris Munoz, jo reyes-boitel, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, and ire’ne lara silva, Cafe Mayapan, El Paso, TX

June 8, 2019 Tumblewords Project presents 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.  El Paso Library, 501 North Oregon, El Paso, TX.

June TBA San Francisco, CA

June 22nd, 2019 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 ($10 discount if you’ve taken a workshop with me before) To register: irenelarasilva@yahoo.com Location: Private home, Austin, TX

Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com

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