In this very special episode of Inside the Writer’s Head, the Library’s Writer-in-Residence speaks with Cincinnati’s poet laureate Mauel Iris. Iris promotes poetry appreciation in our community, and encourages the reading and writing of poetry for all ages. The award-winning poet talks about his origins as a poet, and how music has influenced his lyrical poetry. He tells the story of how his grandfather introduced him to the dictionary, kindling lifetime love affair with words. “Every poem is a love poem, we write because we love something,” Iris says. Iris reads an original poem from his latest book, “Translating Silence,” in both Spanish and English. They also discuss the publishing process, and how different writing poetry is from publishing it. This episode with a local leader and artist is full of insight on writing and the power of words – don’t miss out!
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