University of Wynwood has been named one of the recipients of a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge grant for our project, "And Justice for All."
49 organizations in total were given grants. O, Miami was asked to present a version of their 2013 collaboration with WLRN-Miami Herald News, "That's So Miami" to open the show. Here's a great video of the performance. And one beautiful picture:
Our proposal was to re-introduce Miami's native poetic son, Donald Justice, back to his hometown by creating a two-day, fully-immersive experience in the Pulitzer Prize-winner's work. We are thrilled that, thanks to the Knight Foundation, this dream is coming true.
Donald Justice (1925-2004) is undisputedly the most important Miami-born poet, living or dead. A winner of nearly every major literary award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and grants from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, Justice is simultaneously one of the most important poets of the 20th Century and almost completely unknown in his hometown. “And Justice for All” is a two-day conference, produced by University of Wynwood, that will re-establish Justice as Miami’s literary native son.