In celebration of both National Poetry Month and the 40th Anniversary of Books & Books, South Florida-based poets are available to the public at Books & Books Coral Gables throughout the month of April for two alternating micro-residency engagements.
Check out a Poet invites the general public to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a local poet, hear them read, ask them questions, and develop their own poems under their guidance. Poems to Order is where poets in residence produce original poems on the spot for bookstore patrons upon request.
Saturdays in April: Check out a Poet between 3 pm-5 pm
Sundays in April: Poems to Order 3 pm-5 pm
Wednesdays in April: Poems to Order 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
O, Miami is a community-based festival. We like to say it’s a “Miami” festival first and a “poetry” festival second because poetry is simply the means by which we celebrate our home.
The featured artists of O, Miami are the citizens of Miami themselves, but we are also proud to have hosted artists such as Anne Carson, Kay Ryan, Juan Felipe Herrera, W.S. Merwin, Raúl Zurita, Kevin Young, Robert Hass, Patricia Smith, Antibalas, Manual Cinema, Martine Syms, Sonya Clark, Thurston Moore, Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, Megan Amram, Kool Moe Dee, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Reina María Rodriguez.