Ire’ne Lara Silva and Lee Francis IV

Join us Wednesday for another edition of Writing on the Air. This week, we’re going to have fun with Lee Francis IV and Ire’ne Lara Silva. We go live from 6-7pm Central Texas Time every Wednesday on 91.7 FM or you can stream us live from anywhere around the globe on

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ire’ne lara silva is the author of furia (poetry, Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and flesh to bone (fiction, Aunt Lute Books, 2013). ire’ne is the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award, a Macondo Workshop member, and a CantoMundo Inaugural Fellow. She and Moisés S. L. Lara are currently co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival.

You can learn more about ire’ne lara silva by going on her website,, and you can purchase her latest book on

Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo) is an award winning poet, performer, activist and intrepid explorer who has appeared on stages around the U.S. He was a member of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team, the Coach of the 2008 Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team, and a member of the National Champion UNM College Poetry Slam Team. His work has appeared in multiple journals and anthologies, most recently, Yellow Medicine Review, Fall 2012 and How To: multiple perspectives on creating a garden, a life, relationships and community. For the past four years he has had the distinct pleasure of serving as the National Director for Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, an organization dedicated to promoting the work and words of Native American and Indigenous People throughout the world. He is a proud resident of Austin, Texas where he lives with his amazing wife, beautiful son and crazy dog.

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