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O, Miami Headlines Poetry Month: Here's How To Celebrate


Today kicks off National Poetry Month, and O, Miami -- the biennial, South Florida poetry festival -- has lined up a myriad of creative ways to deliver a poem to every single person in the city.

So don’t worry if poetry readings aren’t your style (though there will be some of those too), because there are plenty of other ways to participate. Join the opening ceremony with legend Trick Daddypair poetry and tattoos with ink master Duke Snyder and poet Tom Healy, or take in a new dance/poetry piece by Merce Cunningham alumni.

Here are nine more ways to engage in this year’s festival:

  • Write a 100-word poem (in English or in Spanish) that contains the line “That’s so Miami.” If participating on Twitter or Instagram be sure to tag it with #thatssomiami. Poems will be played onWLRN 91.3FM and the best ones published in a book.
  • Submit a 50-character poem to airplane@omiami.org. One winning poem flown up and down Miami Beach on April 27 and 28.
  • Be on the lookout for a special local poem which will be pasted on 100 lampposts banners throughout Greater Miami as well as a poetry-themed flash mob. You can e-mail info@universityofwynwood.org with the subject heading: "FLASH MOB" if you're interested in getting involved.
  • For more ideas, click here to head over to the Knight Foundation's blog.