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Emma Trelles is a Latina poet and writer.

Emma Trelles
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Alma materFlorida International University


Trelles earned an MFA from Florida International University in the 1990s, where she was mentored by the poet Campbell McGrath and fiction writer John Dufresne.[1][2]

A contributor to the Best American Poetry blog, Trelles's poetry and prose have been anthologized in Ocho, Gulf Stream, Verse Daily, MiPOesias Magazine, The Rumpus and Tigertail: A South Florida Annual. Her journalism has been featured in the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. Her work appeared in Best American Poetry 2013.[3]

Her book Tropicalia,[4] was selected by Silvia Curbelo for the 2010 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.[5] Tropicalia takes its title from the 1960s Brazilian arts movement of the same name.[6]


  • Tropicalia, University of Notre Dame Press, 2011, ISBN 9780268042363
  • Little Spells, CreateSpace, 2008, ISBN 9781440433900

External linksEdit


  1. ^ ""An Interview with Emma Trelles" by Steve Almond". The Nervous Breakdown. April 20, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Campbell McGrath,"
  3. ^ David Lehman (September 10, 2013). The Best American Poetry 2013. Simon and Schuster. pp. 162–. ISBN 978-1-4767-0814-0.
  4. ^ University of Notre Dame Press > Books > Tropicalia
  5. ^ Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize > 2010 Winner
  6. ^ ""Tropicalia by Emma Trelles", review by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish". World Literature Today. September 2011.