ire’ne lara silva is the author of the poetry collectionsBlood Sugar Canto(Saddle Road Press, 2016) andfuria(Mouthfell Press, 2010), the chapbooks, Enduring Azucares (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), ani’mal and INDíGENA, and the short story collection,flesh to bone(Aunt Lute Books, 2013). Her poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in more than fifty journals and anthologies, includingAcentos Review,Ginosko Literary Journal,Más Tequila Review,Pilgrimage,CIPACTLI,Kweli Journal,The Worcester Review,Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review,Palabra,The Weight of Addition: Texas Poetry Anthology,Improbable Worlds Anthology,Beat Texas Poetry Anthology,Turtle Island to Abya Yala: A Love Anthology of Art and Poetry by Native American and Latina Women, and inNew Border Voices: An Anthology(2014). silva and Dan Vera recently co-editedIMANIMAN: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands, an anthology of essays, poetry, and hybrids of the two, published by Aunt Lute Books in 2017.
silva is the recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Prize, the 2014 NACCS Tejas Foco 2nd place award for flesh to bone, the 2013 Premio Aztlán Fiction Award for flesh to bone, the 2013 Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s Gift of Freedom, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Milagro Award. She is a Macondo member and a 2010 Cantomundo Inaugural Fellow. From 2004 to 2008, she was the Executive Coordinator for the Macondo Writing Workshop/Macondo Foundation. She and Moises S.L. Lara were co-coordinators for the Flor de Nopal Literary Festival (2011-2015), and she is currently a 2016-2018 Texas Touring Roster Artist.