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Poetry at The Dali

Thursday, Sep. 08, 6–7:30pm
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Poetry at The Dali is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2017, each evening will feature Wallace joined by selected poets to present poems addressing the theme of Food and Sustenance. Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.

Cost: Free
Location: Series takes place in The Dali Museum Theater

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Poetry at The Dali-Helen Pruitt Wallace

Helen Pruitt Wallace
Helen has been selected to serve as Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg beginning in January 2016. Her first collection of poems, Shimming the Glass House (published by Ashland Poetry Press) won the Richard Snyder Prize for Poetry and a bronze Florida Book Award. She served as co-editor of the anthology Isle of Flowers published by Anhinga Press, and individual poems have been published in several journals and anthologies. She’s received a McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets Award, The dA Center for the Arts Poetry Award, a residency fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She earned her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from Florida State University, and teaches poetry and nonfiction at Eckerd College. She and her husband Peter both grew up in St. Petersburg, and raised their children here.

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Erica Dawson
Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: The Small Blades Hurt (winner of the 2016 Poets’ Prize and 2014 Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal in Poetry) and Big-Eyed Afraid (winner of the 2006 Anthony Hecht Prize). Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry, Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, Virginia Quarterly Review, and numerous other anthologies and journals. An associate professor of English and Writing, she is the Director of the University of Tampa’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing.

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Rita Martinez
Rita Maria Martinez loves all things Jane Eyre. Her poetry collection, The Jane and Bertha in Me (Aldrich Press, 2016), celebrates Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel and the bicentenary of the author’s birth. Her poetry also appears in the textbook Three Genres: The Writing of Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry and Drama and in the anthology Burnt Sugar, Cana Quemada: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in English and Spanish. Martinez has been a featured author for the Miami Book Fair; the Orange Island Arts Foundation; and the Palabra Pura reading series in Chicago. She is a guest contributor for the Poets&Artists blog and a writing consultant for Nova Southeastern University. She lives in Miami, Florida.

 

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