Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Pruitt Wallace. Each event features Wallace joined by selected poets.
About the Poets:
Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian American writer, literary translator, and advocate for multilingual literacy. Her poetry bookDawn’s Early / Danzirly was awarded the Academy of American Poets 2019 Ambroggio Prize. Other honors include Lumina’s Multilingual Nonfiction Writing Award, a Las Musas Mentorship for Latinx and nonbinary authors, and a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship. She is also the author of Your Biome Has Found You (Finishing Line Press, 2017). A proponent of cross-disciplinary collaboration, Muñoz has worked alongside botanists, musicians, dancers, historians, visual artists, conservationists, and neuroscientists. She is a co-founder of the film organization Pitch Her Productionsand she is one half of the songwriting team Moonlit Música. She teaches creative writing at Eckerd College and can be reached at gloriamunoz.com.
Yolanda J. Franklin’s debut poetry collection Blood Vinyls (Anhinga Press) is a book that Roxanne Gay insists is a “must-must-must read.” A three-time Fulbright Scholar Award Finalist (’19, ’18 & ’17), Franklin is also a Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow. Her poems appear or are set to appear inSugar House Review, Southern Humanities Review, and The Langston Hughes Review. Franklin’s poetry also appears in the recent anthology It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop. Also, she is a two-time recipient of the J.M. Shaw Academy of American Poets Award. Franklin is a proud third generation Floridian, born in the state’s capital-Tallahassee. She received a McKnight Dissertation Fellowship and a Kingsbury Writing Award at Florida State University. Currently, Franklin is a visiting professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), where she teaches Writing Across the Curriculum certified courses, and has been nominated for a Teaching Innovation Award.