O, Miami Poetry Festival is in its fourth year running in, where else, Miami. It is a month-long event whose goal is to engage every resident of Miami-Dade County with poetry at least once during April.
I will be running a project during the Festival called Poetry Parlor. The plan is to slip inserts with user-friendly poems into the magazines found at beauty salons. We will hit ten salons in three very different Miami areas: Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and Little Haiti. The poems will be in English, Spanish and Creole.
Short, accessible pieces by A.E. Stallings, Maya Angelou, Mario Benedetti and Carol Ann Duffy will be featured. I’ll share shots of the pieces in the days to come.
This past Sunday, the Miami Herald ran a story on the O, Miami Poetry Festival and gave Poetry Parlor a little shout out. The excerpt is below: