Caridad Moro-Gronlier is Cuban-American lesbian poet born in Los Angeles to Cuban immigrant parents. She is the author of Tortillera, the winner of the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize for Florida (Texas Review Press 2021) and Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009) as part of its New Women's Voices Series. She is a Contributing Editor of Grabbed: Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press 2020) and Associate Editor for SWWIM Every Day, an online daily poetry journal.
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 three Pushcart Prizes, The Best of the Net and a Lambda Literary Award. Recent work can be found at The Best American Poetry Blog, Rhino, Go Magazine, Fantastical Florida, Notre Dame Review and others.
Moro-Gronlier is also a career educator who works as a Dual Enrollment Professor of English for Florida International University in conjunction and Miami Dade County Public Schools. In addition, she is an English professor at Miami Dade College. Her teaching has earned her awards and accolades such as Unity Coalition Educational Leadership Award, the 2016 Francisco Walk M-DCPS Teacher of the Year Award, and three College Board AP Summer Institute Fellowships.
She resides in Miami, FL with her wife and son.