Manuel Iris

Manuel Iris (Mexico, 1983). Poet. He received the National award of poetry Merida (Mexico, 2009) for his book Notebook of dreams, and the Regional award of poetry Rodulfo Figueroa for his book The disguises of fire (Mexico, 2014). Coauthor, along with Brazilian poet Floriano Martins, of the poetry book Overnight Medley (Brazil, 2014). In 2012, he coordinated the book At the edge of silence: essays about Ali Chumacero (Mexico, 2012). In 2016 two different anthologies of his poetic work were published: The naked light, in Venezuela; and Before the mystery, in El Salvador.

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, poetry anthologies.

Iris has 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), an MA in Spanish from the New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Cincinnati. He currently teaches British and World literatures at DePaul Cristo Rey High School, and lives in Cincinnati with his wife and dogs.