Poetry on the Bay: A Kayak Workshop

  • South Beach Kayak 1771 Purdy Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

One of our most beautiful, inspiring and sadly-overlooked natural resources is Biscayne Bay, with its islands and shallows, bird islands and amazingly-resilient wildlife. In this poetry kayak/workshop award-winning poet Michael Hettich will lead a brief journey into the bay, concentrating on the rhythms of our own bodies as they glide across the rhythms of the water, watching for wildlife of all kinds, and sharing these moments with each other. We will beach our boats on one of the slag islands and write some poems there, as quickly as possible, trying to get our immediate impressions down on the page. Then we will share what we’ve written and maybe even make a collective (group) poem.

Participants should bring a poem they or someone else has written, paper and pen to write something new, a plastic bag to keep things dry, and appropriate clothing.  Little or no previous kayaking experience required. The point of the journey is to have fun and to share a few glimpses into one of the hearts of poetry.

Meet at South Beach Kayak at 4:30 p.m. to check in and get your gear. The workshop is free, with the kayak rental generously donated by South Beach Kayak.

All risks are assumed by the participant. No kayak use instruction will be given.

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