Olga Garcia Echeverria interviewed ire'ne for La Bloga. I'd like to thank her for allowing me to post excerpts of the interview. To read the entire transcript, please follow this link: ire’ne lara silva’s furia: la mujer que se sueña libre
When and why did you start writing?
You write and weave in and out of two languages. Do you do that consciously?
I’ve written in English, in Spanish, and I have some English/Spanish bilingual poems. A few poems are also embedded with a little Nahuatl. I don’t write this way because I think it makes me more authentically Chicana or Latina or because I deliberately want to be anti- establishment. I think a poet, in pursuit of expressing her deepest truths, needs every tool at her disposal—every word, every image, every emotion. Nothing can be discarded.
ire'ne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, for reading, invitations, schedule workshops, or any other correspondence. For more information, visit the author at www.irenelarasilva.webs.com.