Manuel Iris - Vulnerability and Truth: The Poem as a Source of Strength-VIRTUAL

Facilitator: Lisa Rocklin with Guest Artist Manuel Iris

  • Date: 11-6-2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: All Genders 14+

Vulnerability and Truth: The Poem as a Source of Strength

In this virtual workshop led by Manuel Iris and hosted by Lisa Rocklin, participants will write poems to discover that strength and vulnerability are two side of the same spiritual moment.

Saturday, November 6th, from 1-4pm ET via Zoom

Manuel Iris (Mexico, 1983). Mexican Poet living in the United States. Poet Laureate Emeritus of the City of Cincinnati, Ohio (2018-2020). 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 two different anthologies of his poetic work were published: The Naked Light, in Venezuela; and Before the Mystery, in El Salvador. His first bilingual anthology of poems, Traducir el silencio / Translating Silence, was published in New York in 2018. This book won two different awards in the International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles, California, in that same year.

Iris has published poetry, essay and translation in magazines and literary journals from Mexico, Spain, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Portugal, France, the United States, and Angola. His poetry has been included in several Mexican, as well as Latin-American and American poetry anthologies. He has also given talks, lectures and poetry readings in literary events, academic conferences and cultural centers of Mexico, the United States and Europe. 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.

Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
via Zoom online conferencing


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