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Arts In: Helen Pruitt Wallace

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St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace talks with Barbara St. Clair about growing up in St. Pete’s “Pink Streets” neighborhood and shares poems inspired by her rollicking childhood, the joys and grief of family, and her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.

With laughter and enthusiasm, she talks about her passion for the sounds of poems, the spark of playing with formal structure and how she’s not afraid to confront politics through poetry.

You can explore Helen Pruitt Wallace’s writing at helenwallacepoetry.com and follow her on Twitter at @HelenPWallace.

Helen hosts the Dalí Poetry Series – free and open to the public – typically the second Thursday of the month from September through May at The Dalí Museum. You can find out more here.

Listen here as Helen reads her narrative poem “Pink Streets”
and shares the history of this offbeat neighborhood.