Cuban-American poet, and South Florida native, Richard Blanco is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana Friday.
You may have seen his poems, written in typewriter font, shared and posted all over Instagram. Some of his followers include celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and rapper and actor Ludacris.
From bar stools to urinals, and everywhere in between, South Florida is teeming with the presence of poetry for O, Miami, an annual month-long festival with a mission.
View the list and discover poetry, South Florida style.
People in Key West will see more than just turquoise waters around Key West, they will now see a new sight as they walk the sidewalks – poetry.
Miami’s very own influential poet Richard Blancois has set up a program to help others reach their dreams.
The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche.
April is National Poetry Month and organizers of one unique Miami festival are recognizing it in their own way.
Whether it’s a quiet setting where you can read the classics or an awe-inspiring live performance where you can immerse in the new and popular, this list presents you with the opportunity to fully experience National Poetry Month.
Several decades ago, choosing the best local poets in Miami might have been easy. Simply put, there weren’t that many versifiers ‘round these subtropical parts. But given the advent of undergraduate guiding lights it’s a tough contest.