Gloria Muñoz standing among palm trees
Guest Speaker


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 Ambroggio Prize and the Gold Medal Florida Book Award. Other honors include a Hedgebrook Residency, 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 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.