"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 it the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

In April 2014, O, Miami produced 44 events and 25 projects designed to reach new audiences in Miami-Dade County. For videos, visit our Vimeo page. For photos, like us on Facebook.

The next festival will take place in April 2015.

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 Doe, and Reina María Rodriguez. For more of the poets we've hosted, see Poets.

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.