Wednesday, August 10, 2011
ire'ne lara silva in the context of the Macondo Writers' Workshop a few years ago. More recently, her presence at the second CantoMundo gathering reminded me of what I'll deem a spirit both generous and fierce at once. At the opening circle, she made an interesting comment about how anger, at times, can be useful. At the Fellows reading she performed a powerful piece about family relations who've had to battle diabetes---the image that drove the piece (losing limbs, or pieces of limbs to this illness) was haunting. Anyway, she and fellow CantoMundista Juan J. Morales are starting a CantoMundo newsletter. And she has started a blog. Here book, Furia, was nicely profiled at La Bloga a while back, as well.