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Info for ordering directly from the press is provided for Sibling Rivalry Press, Aunt Lute Books, and Mouthfeel Press.

IMANIMAN-Poets Writing on the Anzalduan Border (Aunt Lute Books 2017)

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.

“Within shifting borders—it is good to enter into these voice worlds—to stand, bow & listen in their presence. Peoples, familias, cities, towns, rancherías and the wilderness of all border-crossers & messengers of border spaces open in these pages.”—from the Introduction by Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate

 

Blood Sugar Canto

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Saddle Road Press out of Hawai’i is releasing my second full-length collection of poetry, Blood Sugar Canto, this month. Order now!

“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

Artwork: ‘when wind blows through them’ by Moisés S. L. Lara ©2014

Reviews:

Norma Cantu,  poetryoftheborderland in Women’s Review of Books

Shauna Osborn, Kenyon Review March Micro-Reviews

David Bowles in the Monitor

Regina Marie Mills in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review Blood-Sugar-Canto-Review_Borderlands-Mills (1)

Christopher Soto in Poetry Society of America

Michelle Newby in Texas Book Lover

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Enduring Azucares is now available from Sibling Rivalry Press!

$3 To order go to:

http://siblingrivalrypress.bigcartel.com/product/enduring-azucares-an-srp-digital-chapbook-by-irene-lara-silva

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flesh to bone

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Short Story Collection. Perfect Bound. 172 pages. Aunt Lute Books, 2013.

“In her brilliant fiction debut, flesh to bone, ire’ne lara silva uses hauntingly lyrical language to tell stories cast in the Latin American tradition of Juan Rulfo and Maria Luisa Bombal. But, do not mistake this work for magical realism. The fantastical elements, raw voices, and shifting realities inhabit an emotional, psychological, and all-too-physical landscape of loss and violence. Life-affirming and intense, the stories sweep us into another world where we come face to face with the deepest truths. Brava!” —Norma Cantú, author of Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera
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*2013 Premio Aztlan
*2nd Place, NACCS Tejas Foco Award in Fiction
*Finalist, Foreward Review’s Book of the Year Award in Multicultural Fiction
*Selected as May 2014 Book of the Month for the National Latino Book Club/Las Comadres
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To order directly from Aunt Lute Books: http://store.auntlute.com/flesh-to-bone-p240.html
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Reviews:
Olga Garcia Echevarria in La Bloga
Barbara Renaud Gonzalez in San Antonio Express
Tammy McCartney in City Book Review
David Bowles in The Monitor
Matt Mendez in El Paso Times
Veronica Bayette Flores in Feministing

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furia

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Poetry. Perfect Bound. 64 pages. Mouthfeel Press, 2010. “furia is a fastpaced fury of pain and protest, grief and truth, a mad excursion into the howling depths of that which makes us human, able to hate or love or speak…. this collection an exciting blend of styles—from the experimental litanies of words which echo, wrestle, and court each other, to the epic eloquence of works–Even in the darkest of depictions, the reader is drawn in, fed with the rawness and the reality of the emotion, fed with the power of truth.”– Carmen Tafolla, Sonnets and Salsa, Sonnets to Human Beings, Curandera
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*Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Award in Poetry
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To order directly from Mouthfeel Press: http://www.mouthfeelpress.com/Books.html
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Reviews:
Olga Garcia Echevarria in La Bloga: http://labloga.blogspot.com/2010/10/irene-lara-silvas-furia-la-mujer-que-se.html
Sheryl Luna in El Paso Times: http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_19172667  

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Poetry. Limited Re-Release. Axoquentlatoa Press 2010. (First Release: La Loba Press, 2001) Chapbook. 48 pages. Stapled. Soft cover. Appearance will vary slightly from photo.

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Poetry. Limited Re-Release. Axoquentlatoa Press, 2010. (First Release: La Loba Press, 2001) Chapbook. 36 pages. Stapled. Soft cover. Appearance will vary slightly from photo.

Official website for poet/writer ire'ne lara silva

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