Emma Trelles is the 9th Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California, and a Poet Laureate Fellow at the Academy of American Poets. She’s received writing fellowships and honors from CantoMundo, Letras Latinas, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she’s the author of Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press), winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, and is completing her second book of poems, Courage & the Clock. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, Chiricú Journal, New England Review, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She curates the Mission Poetry Series and is the series editor of the Alta California Chapbook Prize, open to Latina/e/o/x writers and published in bilingual editions by Gunpowder Press. Learn more about Emma by visiting her website.
Image Description: Emma Trelles sits beneath a few overhead lights and in front of a wood column carved with triangles. She looks directly at the camera. She has long dark hair and wears square-shaped glasses, thin silver hoops and necklace, and a black turtleneck.