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April 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In-Person | Meet a Poet with O, Miami and Books & Books feat. Ranijun Ruado and Lissa Batista
Books & Books and O’Miami present…
Meet a Poet: Ranijun Ruado and Lissa Batista
Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays in April
Poems to Order Sunday, April 3 from 3-5 PM
About the Series:
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: (1) Check out a Poet, modeled on the Human Library, wherein members of the general public are invited 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 the guidance of a professional. (2) Poems to Order, where poets in residence produce original poems on the spot for bookstore patrons upon request. In addition to our poets, we also place a one-of-a-kind coin-operated vending machine within the store to dispense locally-inspired printed festival ephemera such as stickers that sport the words of local residents. Content incorporates poetry sourced from O, Miami’s vast poetry archive.
About O, Miami:
“O,” is a direct address of the beloved. “Miami” is our beloved.
The mission of the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem.
Each festival begins on April 1 and runs until April 30. During that month, we work side-by-side with Miamians to bring poetry to the forefront of civic life, co-producing, on average, 41 events and 23 projects.
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