Poetry at The Dalí featuring Angela Narciso Torres & Brook J. Sadler
Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2020, each evening will feature Wallace joined by selected poets. Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.
Cost: Free (Parking is free for members, as available; $10 parking for nonmembers; free after 5pm on Thursdays, as available.)
Location: Will Raymund Theater
Helen Pruitt Wallace
Helen Pruitt Wallace serves as Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg. She received a Florida Book Award for Shimming the Glass House, her first collection of poems, which was chosen for the 2007 Richard Snyder Prize, and published by Ashland Poetry Press. A chapbook, Pink Streets, was published in 2016 by Yellow Jacket. Wallace’s individual poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, and she served as co-editor of the anthology Isle of Flowers published by Anhinga Press. 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. After earning her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from Florida State University, Wallace was a professor of poetry and nonfiction at Eckerd College. She currently serves as a trustee for the Dalí Museum where she helps host the Dalí Poetry Series.
Angela Narciso Torres is the author of Blood Orange, winner of the Willow Books Literature Award. Her second collection, What Happens Is Neither, is forthcoming from Four Way Books; and her chapbook, To the Bone, from Sundress Publications. Recent work appears in POETRY, Missouri Review, and TriQuarterly. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation. She serves as reviews editor for RHINO Poetry and as conference faculty for the upcoming Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
Brook J. Sadler has published poems in many literary journals including The Missouri Review, The Cortland Review, Greensboro Review, and Tampa Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and acknowledged with prizes from Causeway Lit and Third Wednesday. She has been a Fellow in poetry at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and a contributor to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, among others. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University, and publishes scholarly articles, essays, and reviews in numerous books and journals. Brook is a professor at USF, where she teaches in the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies.
Supported by AARP Tampa Bay & the City of St. Petersburg Arts and Culture Grant
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.