Emma Trelles is the author of the chapbook Little Spells (GOSS183, 2008) and the full-length collection Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011) — winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and a finalist for ForeWord Reviews/IndieFab poetry book of the year. She has read at many venues, including The Poet and the Poem series at the Library of Congress, the O, Miami Poetry Festival, the Miami Book Fair International, and the Palabra Pura series at the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Poetry, PoetsArtists, Terrain.org, Best of the Net, The Rumpus, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald, Newsday, and others. She is an arts writer and editor, and she teaches creative writing, most recently at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference and PINTURA/PALABRA, an ekphrastic writing project organized by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.In 2013, she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.