ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, is now available!

“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:

March 6, 2020 7pm, Queer Voices, Offsite AWP Reading, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, 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 18, 2020, 1pm, Workshop: Gritos-On Finding the Sources of Our Voices, Florida International University, 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 27, 2020, 6pm, Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Events and Awards, Williamson County Courthouse, Georgetown, TX

March 28, 2020, 10am, : Featured authors: ire’ne lara silva and Jennifer Ziegler. Texas Writes, Leon Valley Public Library, 625 Evers Road, Leon Valley, TX 

April 20, 2020, Reading Blood Sugar Canto, Health Humanities Research Seminars, UT-Austin, Austin, TX

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

May 31, 2020, 7pm TBA, Austin, TX

June 26-28, 2020, TBA, Writer’s League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, 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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