Joaquín ORTEGA (playwright, essayist, poet, scholar; Venezuela) works across media and institutions. The author of a volume of poetry and of plays like “Lo escuche llorar en mi boca. Tríptico de Caracas” [I Heard Him Cry in My Mouth. A Caracas Triptych], he has long been a librettist for popular radio and TV comedy shows, and has also published La cultura del milenio: ensayos sobre creatividad [The Millennium Culture: Essays on Creativity]. He teaches at Universidad Central de Venezuela, in the School of Political and Administration Studies. His residency is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.
"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City, participating in the IWP’s fall residency, produced in association with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. This video was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.