Poet ire’ne lara silva

Poet ire’ne lara silva

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


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