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Poetry at The Dalí

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September 14, 2023 @ 6:00pm 7:30pm

Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by former poet laureate of St. Petersburg, Helen Pruitt Wallace, on the second Thursday of each month. This month features guest host Gloria Muñoz who will be joined by selected poets. Following the reading, there will be a Q&A with the poets. 

You can view past poetry performances on the Museum’s YouTube channel here.

Location: The Dalí Museum, Will Raymund Theater or live on YouTube (link below)

This event is held on the ground floor of the Museum (gallery access not included). Access to the Museum’s ground floor is free and open to the public.

To watch the live stream from home, click below at the time of the program:

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Guest host Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian-American writer, literary translator and advocate for multilingual literacy and writing. Her poetry book DANZIRLY was awarded the Academy of American Poets 2019 Ambroggio Prize and the Gold Medal Florida Book Award. Other honors include a Highlights Foundation’s 2022 Diverse Verse Fellowship, the Macondo Workshop, Lumina’s Multilingual Nonfiction Writing Award, a Las Musas Mentorship, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, a St. Pete Arts Alliance Muse Award, Creative Pinellas Grant and a University of South Florida Humanities Poetry Award.

Her work has been published broadly in literary journals and anthologies. She is also the author of the chapbook YOUR BIOME HAS FOUND YOU. Muñoz was part of the inaugural Tin House YA workshop and recently presented her research and multilingual poetry at the Tucson Festival of Books. She is honored and proud to be St. Pete’s new Poet Laureate.

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Anne Barngrover is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Everwhen, published with University of Akron Press in 2023. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in places such as Verse DailyArts & LettersGuernicaAGNI and The Slowdown podcast.

Anne is currently an Associate Professor of English at Saint Leo University, where she directs the low-residency MA in Creative Writing program, and lives in Tampa, Florida.

Pedro el Poeta is an award-winning Hip-Hop/Spoken Word/Freestyle artist, an activist, proud father of two, teacher and an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

He was born in Nicaragua and became a political refugee in the U.S. at the age of six after escaping the Contra/Sandinista war. Pedro grew up in the Washing D.C. area, moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 2001.

Today, he is one of the most authentic, original and fastest growing artists in the hip-hop and spoken word poetry scene. Audiences across the map describe the Pedro el Poeta live shows as energetic, inspiring, haunting, real, dynamic, professional and explosive. You can connect with Pedro on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also listen to Pedro on all streaming platforms.

Thomas Hallock is Professor of English and Florida Studies at the University of South Florida, where he teaches on the St. Petersburg campus. He has published widely on environmental and early American literature and he co-authors a column on urban nature for Creative Loafing. Happy Neighborhood, his sixth book, is his first volume of poetry and will be published this coming October.