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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 on the median on 13th Court.

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 were given the last stool at Gramps Bar for one night in April. For each poem they wrote on a cocktail napkin and handed to the bartender, they were given one 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.

Airplane Poems

Excerpts from Rilke and Octavio Paz are flown over Miami Beach, FL during April 2011 as part of O, Miami

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

Artist Agustina Woodgate sews "poem tags" into random pieces of clothing in thrift stores. Produced by O, Miami 2011

Poetic Injustice

A film by Giancarlo Loffredo documenting The Department of Poetry Works, a project by Randy Burman for O, Miami 2014.

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? 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

Dead poets come to life on Miami Beach. O, Miami 2013

STACKS at O, Miami 2011

Choreography by Jonah Bokaer. Text by Anne Carson. O, Miami 2011

To "Capitalist Poem #5"

A film by Kayla Delacerda. Inspired by Campbell McGrath's "Capitalist Poem #5". Co-produced by Borscht Corp. and O, Miami 2013

Somos Chavalos

A film by Julian Yuri Rodriguez, adapted from "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks. Written and directed by Julian Yuri RodriguezProduced by Borscht CorpCommissioned 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 on the median on 13th Court.

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 were given the last stool at Gramps Bar for one night in April. For each poem they wrote on a cocktail napkin and handed to the bartender, they were given one 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.

Airplane Poems

Excerpts from Rilke and Octavio Paz are flown over Miami Beach, FL during April 2011 as part of O, Miami

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

Artist Agustina Woodgate sews "poem tags" into random pieces of clothing in thrift stores. Produced by O, Miami 2011

Poetic Injustice

A film by Giancarlo Loffredo documenting The Department of Poetry Works, a project by Randy Burman for O, Miami 2014.

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? 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

Dead poets come to life on Miami Beach. O, Miami 2013

STACKS at O, Miami 2011

Choreography by Jonah Bokaer. Text by Anne Carson. O, Miami 2011

To "Capitalist Poem #5"

A film by Kayla Delacerda. Inspired by Campbell McGrath's "Capitalist Poem #5". Co-produced by Borscht Corp. and O, Miami 2013

Somos Chavalos

A film by Julian Yuri Rodriguez, adapted from "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks. Written and directed by Julian Yuri RodriguezProduced by Borscht CorpCommissioned 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
Airplane Poems
NOX at O, Miami 2011
Poetry Tags
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