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.
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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.