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Gloria Muñoz

Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian-American writer, literary translator, and advocate for multilingual literacy and writing. Her poetry book Danzirly / Dawn’s Early was awarded the Academy of American Poets Ambroggio Prize and the Gold Medal Florida Book Award. Other recent honors include the Highlights Foundation’s 2022 Diverse Verse Fellowship, the Macondo Workshop, Lumina’s Multilingual Nonfiction Writing Award, a Las Musas Mentorship for Latine kid lit authors, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, a Creative Pinellas Grant, the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize, the Bettye Newman Poetry Award, a Gen Yes Doris Duke Foundation Artist Award, a Think Small to Think Big Artist Grant, and a St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Muse Award. Muñoz was part of the inaugural Tin House YA workshop and recently presented multilingual poetry at the Tucson Festival of Books. Her writing has appeared in Puerto del Sol, VIDA Review, Acentos Review, Lumina, the Rumpus, Yes Poetry, Juke Joint, Best New Poets, Sweet, Burrow Press, Cosmonauts Avenue, Entropy, Wildness, Cagibi, and elsewhere. Muñoz is also the author of the chapbook YOUR BIOME HAS FOUND YOU. She has written multiple historical and speculative novels, including a novel-in-verse. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of South Florida. Muñoz is currently the poet laureate of St. Petersburg, Florida, where she writes, teaches, and runs Moonlit Música, a bilingual music studio.

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