Manuel Iris Poetry Reading

The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne

Mid Border Arts and The Sidney Nolan Trust are delighted to present celebrated Mexican poet Manuel Iris, Poet Laureate of the City of Cincinnati. His poetry reflects his obsession with beauty, time, death, and the bridges that marry them. Iris is coming to the UK as a visiting research fellow of the University of Roehampton and will spend a week at The Rodd, immersed in the landscapes and culture of the Welsh borders.

He received the “Merida” National award of poetry (Mexico, 2009) for his book Notebook of dreams, and the Rodulfo Figueroa Regional award of poetry for his book The disguises of fire (Mexico, 2014). In 2016 three different anthologies of his poetic work were published: The naked light, in Venezuela; Before the mystery, in El Salvador; and Traducir el Silencio/Translating silence, in New York. This book won two different awards in the International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles, California, in 2018.

Manuel Iris holds a BA in Latin American Literature from the Autonomous University of the Yucatan (Mexico), a MA in Spanish from the New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Cincinnati, the city in which he lives.

Manuel Iris Poetry Reading

Manuel Iris Poetry Reading

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