ire’ne lara silva is the author of three poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010), blood sugar canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), and Cuicacalli / House of Song (Saddle Road Press, 2019), an e-chapbook, Enduring Azucares, (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), as well as a short story collection, flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the Premio Aztlán. Furia and Blood Sugar Canto were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award in Poetry. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, (Aunt Lute Books, 2017), a collection of poetry and essays. She lives in Austin, Texas.


ire’ne is the recipient of a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Milagro Award.


ire’ne is currently working on her first novel, Naci.


You can find her at her own site.

ire'ne lara silva

blood sugar canto

Cuicacalli / House of Song