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Scratch-Off Poems with Mary Ruefle and Agustina Woodgate

"Scratch-Off Poems" is a project from O, Miami 2014 co-created by artist Agustina Woodgate and poet Mary Ruefle. Woodgate made two scratch-off lottery ticket designs that incorporated an original poem commissioned from Mary Ruefle. During April 2014, 2500 of these tickets were distributed around Miami-Dade County via local businesses and events.

How it worked: Using a penny or a fingernail, participants scratched off the missing pieces in the words of the poem. If those words matched the words at the top of the ticket, s/he won an O, Miami t-shirt with a poem sewn inside. 1 out of 100 tickets was a winner.

The Last Ride of José Martí

"The Last Ride of José Martí" was a project created by O, Miami 2014 as an homage to the continued significance of the life and work of the Cuban poet José Martí. On April 22, 2014, actor Ivan Lopez—dressed as Martí—rode down Calle Ocho on the back of a white horse and distributed roses outfitted with Martí poems. Martí first made a quick stop at Versailles for a cafecito, then traveled down the heart of Calle Ocho on horseback, and finally gave a reading in front of the Martí memorial on SW 13th Avenue.

This project made possible through the support of Miami-Dade County and Power2Give.

Poet-in-Decadence

In April 2014, O, Miami and Gramps Bar teamed up to create, "Poet-in-Decadence," a different kind of writer's residency. Thirty Miami poets each received a one-night residency on the last stool at Gramps Bar. In exchange for poems written on cocktail napkins, the poets were given free beer.

Participating poets: Travis Cohen, Kevin Gonzalez, Robby Ramos, Brian Deutzman, Kelly Webner, Julia Arredondo, Nathan Laxague, Abel Folgar, Segovia Pagan, Rob Goyanes, Nick Mencia, Justin L. Mangana, Erica Sheldon, Carolina Souto, Juan Miranda, Jonathan Rose, Ily Goyanes, Brian Fernandez, Ariel Francisco, Oscar Fuentes, Manny Saints, Errol Portman, Christina Frigo, Brookhart Jonquil, Katie Loffredo, Paul Christiansen, Jaswinder Bolina, Amy Arce, Kacee Belcher, and Nathaniel Sandler.

NOX at O, Miami 2011

Excerpts from NOX, presented by O, Miami Poetry Festival at the Moore Building in Miami's Design District, April 7, 2011.Text by Anne Carson, Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell in collaboration with Silas Riener. Sound by Ben Miller. Lighting and Production Design by Davison Scandrett. Performed by Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Ben Miller, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener. Video by Raul de la Cruz.

NOX was produced by the O, Miami Poetry Festival with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

omiami.org

Poetry Tags

"Poetry Tags" is an ongoing project commissioned by O, Miami and created by artist Agustina Woodgate. During the month of April 2011, Woodgate went to Miami-area thrift stores and clandestinely sewed "poem tags" into random pieces of clothing. One tag had a line by Li Po; another had a line by Sylvia Plath. Woodgate also sewed the tags into people's clothing at O, Miami 2011 events and taught sewing workshops with the tags at Lotus House Women's Shelter.

Airplane Poems

Created and produced by O, Miami, "Airplane Poems" flew excerpts of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and Octavio Paz over Miami Beach and Homestead every Saturday and Sunday during the month of April 2011. 

Poetic Injustice

Poetic Injustice is a film by Giancarlo Loffredo that creatively documents "The Department of Poetry Works," a project by artist Randy Burman for O, Miami. "The Department of Poetry Works" placed 151 street signs across Miami-Dade County during the month of April 2014. Each sign displayed one of eight original poems written by Miami writers and artists specifically for the project.

El Sol Como Un Gran Animal Oscuro

A film by Bleeding Palm, commissioned by O, Miami and Borscht Corp.

Adapted from the poetry of Alejandra Pizarnik
Directed by Bleeding Palm
Produced by P. Scott Cunningham, Lucas Leyva, & Ronnie Rivera
Story by Bernardo Britto and Ronnie Rivera
Art & Animation by Chris Felisgrau and Ronnie Rivera
Music by Otto von Schirach and Nayib Estefan
Voice by Agustina Woodgate
Voice record by Greg Alvarez

Variations on a Text by Justice by Vallejo

Where will you die? Variations on a Text by Justice by Vallejo is a film inspired by the poetry of Donald Justice and created by Mayer/Leyva as a joint production between Borscht Corp and O, Miami 2013. For the text of the poem, click here.

The Poetry is Dead Parade

Produced by O, Miami and The Rally Agency, "The Poetry is Dead Parade" took over Miami Beach's Lummus Park on April 18, 2013. The parade, loosely based on a poetry parade in Granada, Nicaragua, involved short performances by local students, theater collectives, and artists that brought dead poets such as Sylvia Plath, José Martí, Adrienne Rich, John Keats, and Miguel Piñero back to life.

STACKS at O, Miami 2011

STACKS is a dance and poetry performance with choreography by Jonah Bokaer and text by Anne Carson, performed at The Moore Building in Miami's Design District for O, Miami 2011.

STACKS is a collaboration between writer Anne Carson, choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and sculptor Peter Cole exploring the nature of collapse in the human body, written language, and everyday surroundings. The project challenges traditional expectations of what a dance, text, or sculpture can be.

To "Capitalist Poem #5"

"Capitalist Poem #5" is a short film by Kayla Delacerda inspired by Campbell McGrath's "Capitalist Poem #5". Co-produced by Borscht Corp. and commissioned by O, Miami. 

Somos Chavalos

Somos Chavalos is an adaptation of Gwendolyn Brooks's "We Real Cool". Written and directed by filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Somos Chavalos was co-produced by Borscht Corp and commissioned by O, Miami Poetry Festival.

 

The Poetry Ferrari by Dave Landsberger

Poet Dave Landsberger reads "History Fair" from the Poetry Ferrari as part of O, Miami 2011. Landsberger launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to rent a Ferrari Spider and drive around Miami and Miami Beach for an entire day reading poetry out of the Ferrari with a bullhorn. This video was taken by Tess Knoebel on Lincoln Road.

Miami Proper

"Miami Proper" is a performance and documentation of a bilingual radio broadcast of Juan Gelman's "The Poems of Sidney West" throughout the streets of Miami, Florida. Utilizing an FM transmitter made mobile via the artist's truck, Jordan Marty embarked on a course beyond the physical footprint of O, Miami's Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club, disseminating the text of a fictional American cowboy's laments - albeit fleetingly - to those within the city proper. Read by P. Scott Cunningham and Jose Villar-Portella.

jordanmarty.com 

"The Revenant" by Billy Collins

Billy Collins reads "The Revenant" as part of the O, Miami Visiting Poet Series. April 1, 2012. Miami Beach Community Church.

Department of Poetry Works

Artist Randy Burman talks to poet Mia Leonin about his 2014 O, Miami project, "The Department of Poetry Works" - a temporary, unofficial bureaucratic entity in Miami-Dade County that distributed poems in a unique way.

Video by Carlos Ochoa.

"This is Just to Say" - A project by Elena Errazuriz for O, Miami 2014

For O, Miami 2014, artist/writer Elena Errazuriz invited pedestrians to read "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams. Setting up on a busy downtown corner adjacent to Miami-Dade College, Errazuriz gave each person the poem and recorded his or her readings and reactions.

Film directed by Elena Errazuriz.

Scratch-Off Poems with Mary Ruefle and Agustina Woodgate

"Scratch-Off Poems" is a project from O, Miami 2014 co-created by artist Agustina Woodgate and poet Mary Ruefle. Woodgate made two scratch-off lottery ticket designs that incorporated an original poem commissioned from Mary Ruefle. During April 2014, 2500 of these tickets were distributed around Miami-Dade County via local businesses and events.

How it worked: Using a penny or a fingernail, participants scratched off the missing pieces in the words of the poem. If those words matched the words at the top of the ticket, s/he won an O, Miami t-shirt with a poem sewn inside. 1 out of 100 tickets was a winner.

The Last Ride of José Martí

"The Last Ride of José Martí" was a project created by O, Miami 2014 as an homage to the continued significance of the life and work of the Cuban poet José Martí. On April 22, 2014, actor Ivan Lopez—dressed as Martí—rode down Calle Ocho on the back of a white horse and distributed roses outfitted with Martí poems. Martí first made a quick stop at Versailles for a cafecito, then traveled down the heart of Calle Ocho on horseback, and finally gave a reading in front of the Martí memorial on SW 13th Avenue.

This project made possible through the support of Miami-Dade County and Power2Give.

Poet-in-Decadence

In April 2014, O, Miami and Gramps Bar teamed up to create, "Poet-in-Decadence," a different kind of writer's residency. Thirty Miami poets each received a one-night residency on the last stool at Gramps Bar. In exchange for poems written on cocktail napkins, the poets were given free beer.

Participating poets: Travis Cohen, Kevin Gonzalez, Robby Ramos, Brian Deutzman, Kelly Webner, Julia Arredondo, Nathan Laxague, Abel Folgar, Segovia Pagan, Rob Goyanes, Nick Mencia, Justin L. Mangana, Erica Sheldon, Carolina Souto, Juan Miranda, Jonathan Rose, Ily Goyanes, Brian Fernandez, Ariel Francisco, Oscar Fuentes, Manny Saints, Errol Portman, Christina Frigo, Brookhart Jonquil, Katie Loffredo, Paul Christiansen, Jaswinder Bolina, Amy Arce, Kacee Belcher, and Nathaniel Sandler.

NOX at O, Miami 2011

Excerpts from NOX, presented by O, Miami Poetry Festival at the Moore Building in Miami's Design District, April 7, 2011.Text by Anne Carson, Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell in collaboration with Silas Riener. Sound by Ben Miller. Lighting and Production Design by Davison Scandrett. Performed by Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Ben Miller, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener. Video by Raul de la Cruz.

NOX was produced by the O, Miami Poetry Festival with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

omiami.org

Poetry Tags

"Poetry Tags" is an ongoing project commissioned by O, Miami and created by artist Agustina Woodgate. During the month of April 2011, Woodgate went to Miami-area thrift stores and clandestinely sewed "poem tags" into random pieces of clothing. One tag had a line by Li Po; another had a line by Sylvia Plath. Woodgate also sewed the tags into people's clothing at O, Miami 2011 events and taught sewing workshops with the tags at Lotus House Women's Shelter.

Airplane Poems

Created and produced by O, Miami, "Airplane Poems" flew excerpts of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and Octavio Paz over Miami Beach and Homestead every Saturday and Sunday during the month of April 2011. 

Poetic Injustice

Poetic Injustice is a film by Giancarlo Loffredo that creatively documents "The Department of Poetry Works," a project by artist Randy Burman for O, Miami. "The Department of Poetry Works" placed 151 street signs across Miami-Dade County during the month of April 2014. Each sign displayed one of eight original poems written by Miami writers and artists specifically for the project.

El Sol Como Un Gran Animal Oscuro

A film by Bleeding Palm, commissioned by O, Miami and Borscht Corp.

Adapted from the poetry of Alejandra Pizarnik
Directed by Bleeding Palm
Produced by P. Scott Cunningham, Lucas Leyva, & Ronnie Rivera
Story by Bernardo Britto and Ronnie Rivera
Art & Animation by Chris Felisgrau and Ronnie Rivera
Music by Otto von Schirach and Nayib Estefan
Voice by Agustina Woodgate
Voice record by Greg Alvarez

Variations on a Text by Justice by Vallejo

Where will you die? Variations on a Text by Justice by Vallejo is a film inspired by the poetry of Donald Justice and created by Mayer/Leyva as a joint production between Borscht Corp and O, Miami 2013. For the text of the poem, click here.

The Poetry is Dead Parade

Produced by O, Miami and The Rally Agency, "The Poetry is Dead Parade" took over Miami Beach's Lummus Park on April 18, 2013. The parade, loosely based on a poetry parade in Granada, Nicaragua, involved short performances by local students, theater collectives, and artists that brought dead poets such as Sylvia Plath, José Martí, Adrienne Rich, John Keats, and Miguel Piñero back to life.

STACKS at O, Miami 2011

STACKS is a dance and poetry performance with choreography by Jonah Bokaer and text by Anne Carson, performed at The Moore Building in Miami's Design District for O, Miami 2011.

STACKS is a collaboration between writer Anne Carson, choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and sculptor Peter Cole exploring the nature of collapse in the human body, written language, and everyday surroundings. The project challenges traditional expectations of what a dance, text, or sculpture can be.

To "Capitalist Poem #5"

"Capitalist Poem #5" is a short film by Kayla Delacerda inspired by Campbell McGrath's "Capitalist Poem #5". Co-produced by Borscht Corp. and commissioned by O, Miami. 

Somos Chavalos

Somos Chavalos is an adaptation of Gwendolyn Brooks's "We Real Cool". Written and directed by filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Somos Chavalos was co-produced by Borscht Corp and commissioned by O, Miami Poetry Festival.

 

The Poetry Ferrari by Dave Landsberger

Poet Dave Landsberger reads "History Fair" from the Poetry Ferrari as part of O, Miami 2011. Landsberger launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to rent a Ferrari Spider and drive around Miami and Miami Beach for an entire day reading poetry out of the Ferrari with a bullhorn. This video was taken by Tess Knoebel on Lincoln Road.

Miami Proper

"Miami Proper" is a performance and documentation of a bilingual radio broadcast of Juan Gelman's "The Poems of Sidney West" throughout the streets of Miami, Florida. Utilizing an FM transmitter made mobile via the artist's truck, Jordan Marty embarked on a course beyond the physical footprint of O, Miami's Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club, disseminating the text of a fictional American cowboy's laments - albeit fleetingly - to those within the city proper. Read by P. Scott Cunningham and Jose Villar-Portella.

jordanmarty.com 

"The Revenant" by Billy Collins

Billy Collins reads "The Revenant" as part of the O, Miami Visiting Poet Series. April 1, 2012. Miami Beach Community Church.

Department of Poetry Works

Artist Randy Burman talks to poet Mia Leonin about his 2014 O, Miami project, "The Department of Poetry Works" - a temporary, unofficial bureaucratic entity in Miami-Dade County that distributed poems in a unique way.

Video by Carlos Ochoa.

"This is Just to Say" - A project by Elena Errazuriz for O, Miami 2014

For O, Miami 2014, artist/writer Elena Errazuriz invited pedestrians to read "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams. Setting up on a busy downtown corner adjacent to Miami-Dade College, Errazuriz gave each person the poem and recorded his or her readings and reactions.

Film directed by Elena Errazuriz.

Scratch-Off Poems with Mary Ruefle and Agustina Woodgate
The Last Ride of José Martí
Poet-in-Decadence
NOX at O, Miami 2011
Poetry Tags
Airplane Poems
Poetic Injustice
El Sol Como Un Gran Animal Oscuro
Variations on a Text by Justice by Vallejo
The Poetry is Dead Parade
STACKS at O, Miami 2011
To "Capitalist Poem #5"
Somos Chavalos
The Poetry Ferrari by Dave Landsberger
Miami Proper
"The Revenant" by Billy Collins
Department of Poetry Works
"This is Just to Say" - A project by Elena Errazuriz for O, Miami 2014