O, Miami

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If you’re down south this April, please come and check out O, Miami, a month-long poetry festival that promises to deliver a poem to all 2.6 million+ residents of Miami-Dade County.

It’s an explosive event that is reinventing Miami as a literary arts destination. Its itinerary is packed with artists, poets, musicians and comedians. There will also be a book culminating the event called “That’s So Miami,” which showcases poems by the city’s residents.

The festival caters a blend of experimental poetry and first-time poets yet also features national prizewinners such as W.S. Merwin and Raúl Zurita. There is a new performance every day, so be sure to check out the calendar.


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →