Emma Trelles is the winner of the 2010 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, awarded in conjunction with Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies. Her collection Tropicalia (2011) was published by the University of Notre Dame Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Little Spells (GOSS183). Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the recipient of a Green Eyeshade award for art criticism, Trelles has been a featured author at the Miami Book Fair International and at the Palabra Pura reading series at the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and is a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog. Trelles lives with her husband in South Florida, where she was born and where she works as an arts journalist and a writing consultant for Nova Southeastern University.