As part of the 2023 Ohioana Book Festival, Streetlight Guild will be presenting a reading & signing by Cincinnati poet Manuel Iris.
April 21 at 7:00pm
Streetlight Guild / 1367 E. Main St. / Columbus OH
Manuel Iris is a Mexican-born American poet. He received the “Merida” National Award of Poetry for his book Notebook of Dreams and the Rodulfo Figueroa Regional Award of Poetry for his book The Disguises of Fire. In 2018 his first bilingual anthology of poems, Traducir el silencio/Translating Silence, won two awards at the International Latino Book Awards. In 2021, he became a member of the prestigious System of Art Creators of Mexico (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte). His book The Parting Present / Lo que se irá won the 2022 Ohioana Readers’ Choice Award. Manuel lives in Cincinnati and was the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Cincinnati from 2018-2020. In January 2023 he was named as the Writer-in-Residence for the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.