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Part of the Across the Divide Conference - “Leading Through Innovation and Creativity for Transformative Inclusion.”

I am from here: a dialogue on migration, humanity, and poetics

- 5:00 PM Lecture and Poetry Reading by Manuel Iris

- 6:00 PM Book signing


During this presentation, Manuel Iris will talk about his writing process and the development of his identity as a migrant poet in the US. He will read poems, in English and Spanish, to illustrate the link between life and poetics. After the presentation, he will engage in a conversation with the audience. 


About the guest speaker

Manuel Iris, Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Emeritus (2018-2020).

To learn more about Manuel Iris visit: 

Manuel Iris website

Announcing CHPL’s 2023 Writer-in-Residence: Manuel Iris

Sponsored by Global Initiatives' Center for American and World Cultures, the Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff, the Barahona Latino Resource Fund, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion - and in partnership with the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc., the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and UNIDOS, Association of Latin American Students.


For more information, and opportunities for collaboration:

Contact Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, Chair, Cesar Chavez Day Celebration, planning committee

  • Ian J Dunham
  • Leslie Abigail Rubio Mendoza
  • Valerie Sofia Higuera

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