ire'ne lara silva

Fiction Writer, Poet

409 E. William Cannon #107
Austin, TX 78745

Author's Bio

ire’ne lara silva is the author of two poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award in Poetry, 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. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, (Aunt Lute Books, 2016), a collection of poetry and essays. 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 a new collection of poetry, CUICACALI/House of Song, and her first novel, Naci.

Publications & Prizes


flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013)


Imaniman: Poets Writing on the Anzalduan Borderlands (Aunt Lute Books, 2016)
Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016)
furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010)
Enduring Azucares (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 
  • 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant
  • 2014 Final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Prize
  • 2014 NACCS Tejas FOCO 2nd place
  • 2013 Premio Aztlan
  • 2013 Fiction Finalist for A Room of Her Own's Gift of Freedom Award
  • 2008 Recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award

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Born in: 
Lockney, TX
Raised in: 
Rio Grande Valley, TX
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Last update: Jun 22, 2018