Join us for this special streaming installment of our Poetry at The Dalí series.
Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month, each evening will feature Wallace joined by selected poets. Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.
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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.
Jeanne Larsen’s guilty pleasure is Homer’s Odyssey. Her latest book, What Penelope Chooses: poems (2019), won the Cider Press Review Book Award. Her other poetry books are Why We Make Gardens, and James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita, an AWP award series winner. She has also published two collections of translated poems by medieval Chinese women and four novels, as well as essays and short fiction. Jeanne was the inaugural Jackson Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia. She has family roots in Florida; she grew up as an army brat, in many places. Photo by Sharon Meador.
Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) is Lola Haskins’ thirteenth poetry collection. Her prose works include Not Feathers Yet, a poetry advice book, and a non-fiction book, Fifteen Florida Cemeteries, Strange Tales Unearthed. Past awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEAs, two Florida Book Awards, the Florida Eden prize for environmental writing, and the Emily Dickinson prize from Poetry Society of America. She serves as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association.