Emma Trelles is the author of Tropicalia, winner of the 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2011). She is also the author of the chapbook Little Spells (GOSS183 press), a recommended read by the Valparaiso Poetry Review and the Montserrat Review.
Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the recipient of a Green Eyeshade award for art criticism, she has been a featured reader at the O, Miami Poetry Festival, the Miami Book Fair International, and the Palabra Pura series at the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago. Her work has appeared in publications such as the 2010 Best of the Net Anthology, The Rumpus, Gulf Stream, Verse Daily, 3 AM Magazine, MiPOesias, OCHO, Newsday, the Miami Herald, and the Sun-Sentinel, where she was the art critic and a staff writer for three years. She received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and is a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog.
She lives with her husband in South Florida, where she works as an arts writer and a writing consultant for Nova Southeastern University.