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Gloria Muñoz

Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian American writer, literary translator, and advocate for multilingual literacy and writing. She is the author of Danzirly/Dawn’s Early (University of Arizona Press, 2021), which was selected for the Academy of American Poets Ambroggio Prize by Rosa Alcalá. and awarded the Gold Medal Florida Book Award. Muñoz is also the author of the chapbook Your Biome Has Found You. Other notable honors include a Hedgebrook Fellowship, Highlights Foundation’s 2022 Diverse Verse Fellowship, the Macondo Workshop where she worked with Sandra Cisneros and Ruth Behar, Lumina’s Multilingual Nonfiction Writing Award, a Las Musas Mentorship for Latine kidlit writers, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, a Creative Pinellas Grant, the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize, the Bettye Newman Poetry Award, and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Muse and Jim Rolston Professional Development Grant. Muñoz was part of the inaugural Tin House Young Adult workshop. In addition to poetry, she writes bilingually across genres for young readers and for adults. Her writing has been anthologized and published broadly. Through Moonlit Música, the company she co-founded with Mark Feinman, she works as a writer and composer for bilingual children’s programming in audio, film, and curriculum. Muñoz writes, teaches, and volunteers with art and environmental nonprofits in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is honored and proud to be St. Pete’s new poet laureate. Her forthcoming YA hybrid poetry and prose novel deals with Latinx identity, loss, and climate change in the south.

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