The Poetry of Place

April 3, 2022

The Deering Estate

The Poetry of Place
Project by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

This four-hour mini writing retreat guides participants toward generating work inspired by and in conversation with the Deering Estate. The day begins with a generative workshop on ekphrasis and public spaces facilitated by poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier, followed by a self-guided tour of the Deering Estate grounds which may include: an onsite hike/walk, observation of Biscayne Bay, the study of archaeological and historical resources, as well as the permanent art collection housed there. After an “on the grounds” lunch, followed by free writing time, the retreat culminates with an open-mic session during which participants share their original pieces with fellow workshop members.

About your facilitator

Caridad Moro-Gronlier (she/her) is the author of TORTILLERA, the winner of the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize published by Texas Review Press in 2021. She is also the author of the chapbook Visionware, published by Finishing Line Press as part of its New Women's Voices Series. She is also a Contributing Editor for Grabbed: Poets and Writers Respond to Sexual Assault, Empowerment and Healing (Beacon Press, 2020) and an Associate Editor for SWWIM Every Day, an online daily poetry journal for women-identifying poets. Moro-Gronlier is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, The Best of the Net, and a Lambda Literary Award. She is a career educator who has been honored as the recipient of an Educational Leader Award from Unity Coalition for her work with LGBTQ youth and as a Francisco R. Walker Teacher of The Year Nominee for Miami Dade County Public Schools. She resides in Miami, FL with her family.

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