"To have great poets, there must be great audiences too."  - Walt Whitman

Every April, with principal funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami attempts to deliver a poem to every single person in Miami-Dade County. We call this initiative the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

The next festival begins on April 1, 2016. For a recap of 2015 festival highlights, read our blog, follow us on social media (click the icons to the left), and stay tuned to our Video page.

Poets who participated in O, Miami 2015 include Kay Ryan, Campbell McGrath, Gerald Stern, Major Jackson, Carlos Pintado, Daisy Fried, Jamaal May, and many others. Past O, Miami participants include Anne Carson, W.S. Merwin, Raúl Zurita, Robert Hass, Thurston Moore, Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, Megan Amram, Kool Moe Dee, and Reina María Rodriguez. 

The slideshow below displays some of our favorite moments from previous festivals. For a more thorough evaluation of our methodology, check out Knight Foundation's thorough report on the first O, Miami.