UC to host poet laureate

UC graduate and poet Manuel Iris will give a reading of his work at UC's Engineering Research Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Manuel Iris reads a book.

University of Cincinnati graduate and Cincinnati poet laureate Manuel Iris will return to UC for a poetry reading at the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Iris will present "Translating Silence/Traducir el Silencio," a bilingual poetry reading from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Engineering Research Center, Room 427.

The presentation is sponsored by UC's Departments of English and of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures.

Iris, a teacher at Cincinnati's DePaul Cristo Rey High School, has published six books of poetry and in 2018 was named the poet laureate of Cincinnati.

Iris is the winner of Mexico's National Award of Poetry Merida for his book "Notebook of Dreams." His latest book is titled "Overnight Medley."