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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.
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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
October 28, 2017, 6pm, Latinx Writers Showcase featuring Natalia Sylvester, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Leticia Urieta, ire’ne lara silva, and Rios de la Luz, Black Box Theatre, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
November 5, 2017 Time TBA, IMANIMAN: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands Reading/Panel with Jose Antonio Rodriguez, ire’ne lara silva, Nadine Saliba, and John Fry, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
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Poetry, stories, and performances available online:
NEW! Short excerpt from “Our Indigenous Flesh,” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, Sept 2015
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):