About

Emma Trelles

Emma Trelles

Emma Trelles is the author of  Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press) — winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and a finalist for ForeWord Reviews/ Indiefab’s Poetry Book of the Year. She has read  her work at many venues, including The Poet and the Poem series at the Library of Congress, Busboys & Poets in Washington D.C., the O, Miami Poetry Festival, the Miami Book Fair International, the Ojai Art Center, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the Palabra Pura series at the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago. Her poems and prose have appeared in The Best American Poetry anthology, Poet Lore,  PoetsArtistsTerrain.org, Best of the NetThe Rumpus, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald, and others. She is an arts writer and teaches creative writing, most recently at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference and at the Miami program of PINTURA/PALABRA, a project in ekphrasis. She is also the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. She now lives with her husband in Santa Barbara, California, where she teaches at City College and  programs the Mission Poetry Series.