Me and Merwin, at the O, Miami Poetry Festival

by Emma Trelles on June 1, 2011

Hearing W.S. Merwin speak and read was one of the highlights of my writing life.  Do not be fooled by what appears to be an erudite exchange. I was babbling about how cold it was in the Gehry building.  Thanks, Jake Cline, for snapping my fandom.

Emma and Bill

Emma and Bill

Self Lit: The Poetry Edition

by Emma Trelles on May 4, 2011

Self-Lit: The Poetry Edition

a poet, flying through light

May 7th,  Saturday at 8 p.m.  at 18 Rabbit Gallery in Fort Lauderdale:  Poets and writers don glow sticks, Christmas lights, fishnets, and anything else that will illuminate their better natures. I’m reading with such talents as Brian Spears, Amy Letter, P.  Scott Cunningham, Neil de la Flor, Mars Cheppield, Mary Sheffield, and Onajide Shabaka.

18 Rabbit Gallery is located at 17 NW 5th Street, in the Fat Village Arts District in Fort Lauderdale. 954-826-3113. For directions, here’s a map.

O, Miami Poetry Festival

by Emma Trelles on April 18, 2011

Almost Dorothy rides in my handbag.

Almost Dorothy rides in my handbag.


As part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, I’m reading with poets extraordinaire Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton at Abe’s Penny Live, an exhibit - hosted by the Brooklyn-based publishing house –  of photography, literature, postcards and mail-art, and on-site writing inspired by a fort filled with fresh pencils and paper. Doors open at 6 p.m. and reading begins at 7 p.m., at Art Seen Gallery/New World School of the Arts, 2215 NW 2cnd Avenue, Miami. For a map, click here.

Tropicalia: A reading and signing at Books and Books

by Emma Trelles on April 9, 2011

Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL

I’m reading and signing my new book of poems at 7 p.m. ,  April 8, 2011, at Books & Books’ flagship store in Coral Gables. I remember when this independent and locally owned bookstore was a smidge of a beautiful shop, crammed with books and staff who loved everything about them. Since then, the main store has moved down the street to a roomier venue, with even more books shelved in glossy woods and a vine-covered courtyard,  and the people who work there are still devoted to reading and bringing the printed word to South Florida. Come by and join us. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.  305-442-4408.

All Together Now: A Reading

by Emma Trelles on April 4, 2011

February 25, 2011 – A reading  with fellow poet  P. Scott Cunningham at Books and Books, Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale, followed by indie singer-songwriter Ryan Alexander.  For a rundown on the sudden disappearance (as in pouf ) of spoken word talent  Ebone, as well as how Scott stole the show (that trickster), click here. Thanks to all who came out, listened, bought books, and hummed along to the sooth-and-drone of the Gregorian chants coming from the Vatican exhibit.

Book signing: AWP Conference, Washington D.C.

by Emma Trelles on January 30, 2011

I’ll sign my new book Tropicalia on Thursday, February 3  from noon to 1 p.m. and on Friday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to noon at table B1 at the AWP conference in Washington D.C.

There will be a 30% discount for books purchased and/or ordered at the AWP Bookfair. Please stop by and say hello!