Poetry at The Dalí

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March 14 @ 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.

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

Location: The Dalí Museum’s 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.

The Museum and parking lot hours and operations will resume as normal on Thurs, Mar 14, following the Firestone Grand Prix.

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

Helen Pruitt Wallace’s first collection of poems, Shimming the Glass House, won the Richard Snyder Prize for Poetry and a Florida Book Award, and her chapbook, Pink Streets, was published by Yellow Jacket Press. Helen’s individual poems have been published in journals and anthologies including The Literary ReviewHarvard ReviewPlumeRiver Teeth and The Slowdown podcast edited by Major Jackson. She earned her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from FSU, and taught poetry and non-fiction at Eckerd College before serving as Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg (2016-2022). Helen initiated and has served as curator of the Dali Poetry Series since 2015.

Daniel Lawless is the author of The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With; his current book, I Tell You This Now, will be released in March 2024Recent poems appear in FIELD, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Los Angeles Review, upsteet, SOLSTICE, Manhattan Review, Massachusetts Review, JAMA and Dreaming Awake: New Prose Poetry from the U.S., Australia, and the U.K., among others. A recipient of a continuing Shifting Foundation grant, he is the founder and editor of Plume:  A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, Plume Editions, and the annual Plume Poetry anthologies.

Dennis Nurkse’s twelfth poetry collection, A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS, a “new and selected,” was published by Knopf in 2022. His poetry has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three Pushcart Prizes and appeared in six editions of Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry and The Paris Review. Dennis has also worked in human rights, served a term on the board of Amnesty International-USA and taught at Rikers Island. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beth Bosworth and the wild puppy Zephyr.