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Click here for Electronic Press Release for Blood Sugar Canto


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.



Next events:

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: irenelarasilva@yahoo.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:

Poetry:”shame: a ghazal in pieces” in Poetry Society of America

Poetry: “dieta indigena” and “geo-physics of de-tribalization” in Kuikatl

Poetry: “en trozos/in pieces” 

Story: “Ocean’s Tongue” in Accentos Review

Poetry: “la frontera: aqui sonamos de mezcla” in Revista Literaria de El Tecolote

Poetry:“i come from women illiterate and rough-skinned” in Kweli Journal

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):

Official website for poet/writer ire'ne lara silva


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