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Theresa Muñoz

Theresa Muñoz was born in Vancouver, Canada and lives in Edinburgh. She is Director of the Newcastle Poetry Festival and Research Associate at Newcastle University. She has also managed several literary initiatives through the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts, including the James Berry Poetry Prize, the first prize in the UK to offer mentoring and debut publication to emerging writers of colour. In 2022 she shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Sky Arts Prize for her creative non-fiction. She has published one collection of poetry, Settle, which shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland and in several international journals including Arc magazine, Canadian Literature, Poetry Review, Southward, The Scores and elsewhere. She has won the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, Muriel Spark Centenary Award and a Creative Scotland Award. Her second collection will be published in 2025.