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In homage to Gloria Anzaldúa and her iconic work BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA, award-winning poets ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera have assembled the work of 54 writers who reflect on the complex terrain—the deeply felt psychic, social, and geopolitical borderlands—that Anzaldúa inhabited, theorized, explored, and invented.

Named for the Nahuatl word meaning “their soul,” IMANIMAN presents work that is sparked from the soul: the individual soul, the communal soul. These poets interrogate, complicate, and personalize the borderlands in transgressive and transformative ways, opening new paths and revisioning old ones for the next generation of spiritual, political, and cultural border crossers.

NEW: I’ve been confirmed as part of the Texas Touring Roster (until 8/31/18)! Texas schools, libraries, universities, and non-profit organizations are able to apply to the Texas Commission on the Arts for a portion of artistic fees for artists on the Roster.  TCA.PressRelease

Click here for Electronic Press Release for Blood Sugar Canto

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“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

 

Upcoming Events:

January 6, 2018 7pm, Hostess/Curator, LATINX POETS SHOWCASE, Featuring Marisol Baca, Rodney Gomez, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Yaccaira Salvatierra, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, and Gris Munoz, MACC, Austin, TX.

January 18, 2018 7-8:30pm, Writer’s Panel Discussion: Starting/Re-starting a Writing Project, Writer’s League of Texas, Bookpeople, 3rd floor, Austin, TX.

April 12, 2018, Featured Presenter, LATINA POETRY ACROSS THE AMERICAS Symposium, Trinity University, San Antonio,TX.

Spring Calendar in development….check back in 2018!

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Contact me to book a reading, workshop, or other presentation.

Poetry, stories, and performances available online:

NEW! Short excerpt from “Our Indigenous Flesh,” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, Sept 2015

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
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Performance: February 24, 2011 from Reading at Cocina del Caribe, Mission, TX Part 1 and Part 2 (Video):

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