Poet ire’ne lara silva’s list of accomplishments is long and impressive. Silva is the author of four poetry collections, furia, Blood Sugar Canto, CUICACALLI/House of Song, and FirstPoems; two chapbooks, Enduring Azucares and Hibiscus Tacos; and a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won the Premio Aztlán. She’s also a recipient of a 2021 Tasajillo Writers Grant, a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, and the final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award.
About furia, poet Carmen Tafolla said, “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.”
The National Hispanic Cultural Center presents silva as part of “Escribir l Escuchar: Hispanic & Latine Writer Series” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, with a 6 p.m. reception in the lobby of the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts and an 8 p.m. book signing.
Bank of America Theatre, 1701 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, 505-246-2261, nhccnm.org; free but registration required