A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Gloria M. Muñoz

Appearing Courtesy of Dow Jazz Films

Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian American writer, literary translator, and advocate for multilingual literacy and writing. Her poetry book Dawn’s Early / Danzirly was awarded the Academy of American Poets 2019 Ambroggio Prize. She has also been honored by Lumina’s Multilingual Nonfiction Writing Award, a Las Musas Mentorship for Latinx and nonbinary 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 University of South Florida Humanities Poetry Award, a Think Small to Think Big Artist Grant, and a St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Jim Rolston Professional Development Grant. 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. In the fall of 2019, she was selected to attend the inaugural Tin House YA Fiction Workshop. A proponent of cross-disciplinary collaboration, Muñoz has worked alongside botanists, musicians, dancers, historians, classicists, visual artists, conservationists, and neuroscientists. Muñoz is a co-founder of the indie film organization Pitch Her Productions and she is one-half of the songwriting team Moonlit Música. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of South Florida, and she teaches at Eckerd College.

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Searching for Poetic Justice
What does the American Dream look like for Latinx people living in the United States? What does it feel like? Felicia Zamora and Gloria Muñoz explore those questions in their award-winning poetry. Today they will share their thoughts, and some of their poems, with all of us.

Tucson Medical Center Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Panelists: Gloria Muñoz, Felicia Zamora
Moderator: Savannah Hicks

University of Arizona Press
April 2021
ISBN 9780816542338
160 pages
$16.95, NYP
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Danzirly is a striking bilingual poetry collection that fiercely examines the nuances of the American Dream for Latinx people in the United States. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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