April 2013: O, Miami. Poetry Everywhere

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For the entire month of April- find Poetry Everywhere! 
Fom the air, on your body, at a pop up, upon a soapbox... O, Miami hits our streets.

From "That's So Miami" to poetry on lamp-posts to dance & poetry to
a Miami Literary Trivia Night to poetry films to a flash mob....to Miami's first poetry Parade.

Mark your calendar-
April 1-30 words will take many forms, from the most unexpected places!

What is planned is not a series of dry poetry readings.
The entire month of April will be devoted to poetry in motion, in action, in touch-
bringing forth words in all forms.


-A special celebration with Thurston Moore, lead singer of Sonic Youth; Richard Blanco, the Miami-raised poet who read at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration; and Megan Amram, a poet, comedian, and writer for the NBC show Parks & Recreation

-A final weekend on South Beach that will feature readings and performances from the most diverse group of poets we’ve ever assembled, including Kevin Young, Chase Twitchell, Jean Portante, Jose Angel Leyva, Eduardo C. Corral, and Frank Báez

-A book called “That’s So Miami!” published by you, the people of South Florida. Send us your poems that begin or end with the phrase #ThatsSoMiami and we’ll play them on WLRN 91.3 FM, post them online and select the best ones to go into the book.

-“Poetry is Dead”: the first-ever poetry parade on South Beach featuring performances by well known dead poets

-A special “local poem” displayed pasted on 100 lampposts banners Will we ever see another month so full of poetry?”

-Poems written by South Floridians flown behind airplanes

-Brand-new “poetry films” commissioned from and created by those behind the Borscht Film Festival

-A Tatoo + Poetry Night featuring legendary tattoo artist Duke Snyder

-A new dance + poetry piece by Merce Cunningham alumni Rashuan Mitchell and Silas Reiner commissioned and created for O, Miami

-An opening ceremony with Miami legend Trick Daddy

-The first-ever Miami Literary Trivia Night

-An open mic reading series for locals

-A “poetry soapbox”: everyday at 5 p.m., a poet will read on the front steps of The Betsy Hotel

-A poetry-themed flash mob