The O, Miami Poetry Festival (www.omiami.org/) has given poetry a zip code in Miami; the literary art form has been welcomed in one way or another to the sunny metropolis under the shade of the community’s support.
The Knight Foundation primarily funds the festival, which has celebrated the city in the tradition of many poets, writing verses celebrating their vicinities. People were asked to submit their poems about the Magic City. The festival literally crafted a love poem to Miami, creating an electronic map of all of the first lines of poems submitted by people in each zip code. (knightarts.org/omiami/zipmap/) Each random poetic fragment was unified, creating a whole…..
Also check out my articles on the festival throughout the last few years.