O, Miami!- The Final Weekend with Dead Poets Parade, Richard Blanco & Tattoos 4/25/13-4/28/13

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O, Miami!- The Final Weekend with Dead Poets Parade, Richard Blanco & Tattoos
April 25 – 28
Locations around Miami

OH NO O,MIAMI / THE END IS NEAR / YOUR TIME HAS COME / FOR POETRY

April 25 – 7 p.m.
positive degree adjective of definition // but still in no danger of dehydrationAmram Megan HS 51112
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Craig Dworkin, Steven Zultanski
Performance and conversation with poets Craig Dworkin and Steven Zultanski.

April 26 – 8 p.m.
Animal Spirits
The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tom Healy, Duke Riley, Kevin Young
Poet Tom Healy and Tattoo artist Duke Riley present Animal Spirits (Monk Books, 2013) a book of poems and tattoos. Kevin Young presents The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Bloomsbury, 2012). Ocho Placas presentes a pop-up tattoo parlor. Broken Shaker presents cocktails.

April 27 – 10:30 a.m.
New Voices
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
DéLana Dameron, Frank Báez, Dave Landsberger
Poetry reading with three young, up-and-coming poets: DéLana Dameron (USA), Frank Báez (DR), and Dave Landsberger (USA).

April 27 – 2 p.m.
Poetry Is for the Dogs: A Benefit for Miami-Dade Animal Shelters
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Chase Twichell, Michael Hettich
2012 Kingsley Tufts Award-winner Chase Twichell and Michael Hettich read “for the dogs.” Suggested donation of $10 to benefit animal shelters in Miami-Dade County. O, Miami supports Miami-Dade County’s effort to convert all animal shelters to “no-kill” facilities.

April 27 – 3:30 p.m.
O, Poesía
B Bar at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
José Ángel Leyva, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Achy Obejas
Una lectura en español con poetas de México, Cuba y Los Estados Unidos.

April 27 – 5 p.m.
Discussion: Global Poetry
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
José Ángel Leyva, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Achy Obejas, Jean Portante, Katherine M. Hedeen
Do you want to learn more about poetry from other countries? A discussion, moderated by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, on the best of contemporary poetry around the globe. Come and restock your reading list of international poets.

April 27 – 6:30 p.m.
Poetry Under the Stars
The Roof of The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Eduardo C. Corral, Achy Obejas, Jean Portante
2011 Yale Younger Poets prize-winner Eduardo C. Corral joins Batty Weber prize-winner Jean Portante and poet/translator Achy Obejas for a reading under the stars. A reception to follow the reading. RSVP required – click here.

April 28 – Noon
Poetry Is Dead Parade
In the park across from The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Student groups, cultural organizations
Poetry Is Dead! Or is it? The Poetry is Dead parade will act as a funeral procession in reverse, beginning outside O, Miami host hotel The Betsy-South Beach and marching through Lummus Park. Selected performances featuring local students and arts groups, positioned as stops along the parade route, will act as inspired re-awakenings or summonings of the spirits of dead poets. Come dressed as your favorite dead poet.

April 28 – 4 p.m.
LGBT + Poetry
B Bar at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Stacey Waite, Julie Wade, Neil de la Flor
Frank O’Hara Prize-winner Stacey Waite joins South Florida poets Julie Wade and Neil de la Flor for a reading at the O, Miami host hotel, The Betsy-South Beach.

April 28 – 7 p.m.
Megan & Richard & Thurston, O, MI!
New World Center Symphony Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Richard Blanco, Thurston Moore, Megan Amram
2013 Inagural poet Richard Blanco; Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore; and NBC’s Megan Amram read poetry in the New World Symphony Hall. Plus surprise guest poets and poetry films by the Borscht Film Fest. Tickets are $20, $30 (with tote gift bag) and $50 (with tote gift bag and copy of Richard Blanco’s “One Today”). >>>BUY.

April 28 – 10 p.m.
O,fter Party with Thurston Moore
The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Richard Blanco, Thurston Moore, Megan Amram
Join 2013 Inagural poet Richard Blanco; Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore; and NBC’s Megan Amram for an official “O,fter Party” thrown with our friends from Sweat Records.

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