Caridad Moro-Gronlier was born in Los Angeles, California to
Cuban immigrant parents who relocated to Miami, Florida in 1977.
The recipient of an MA in English Literature from FIU, Moro-Gronlier is
the author of Tortillera: Poems, winner of the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize published by Texas Review Press (2021) and 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 & Healing (Beacon Press, 2020) and an Associate Editor for "SWWIM Every Day", an online daily poetry journal for women identifying poets.
Moro-Gronlier received an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a
Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry, and a finalist for the
Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and the Lambda Literary Award.
Moro-Gronlier is a community driven South Florida poet whose literary engagement includes writing workshops and public readings in partnership with local stakeholders such as Miami Dade College, Broward College, FIU Honors College, Miami Dade County Public Library, The Stonewall Library, The Wolfsonian Museum, the PAMM, The Frost Museum, O, Miami, The Cintas Foundation, Books & Books, The Miami Book Fair, Reading Queer, and others. In 2021 she was among a select group of Miami poets chosen to be part of the "O, Miami Remembrance to Order Project."
Recent projects include participation on "A Heroic Sonnet Crown for Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the Residents of Miami-Dade County: We Who Rise from Saltwater, Let’s Sing," edited by Maureen Seaton and Nicole Tallman, inclusion within the O, Miami Off-Shore Fellowship: Poets of the Caribbean Diaspora cohort, and publication in The Best American Poetry Blog, Limp Wrist Poetry Journal and Home In Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness (UF Press, 2021).
She resides in Miami, Florida with her family.