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Under the Influence

  • The Betsy Hotel 1440 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL, 33139 United States (map)

Campbell McGrath's Under the Influence event returns. Poets read new work alongside the poems that have influenced them.

Readers: Campbell McGrath, Dylan Brennan, Sean Sexton

Join us at The Betsy for one of our favorite annual events.

Campbell McGrath

Campbell McGrath

Dylan Brennan

Dylan Brennan

Sean Sexton

Sean Sexton

Dylan Brennan's visit is made possible thanks to Culture Ireland

Dylan Brennan's visit is made possible thanks to Culture Ireland

Campbell McGrath has published numerous collections of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago (1996), which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He has also won a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares literary journal, and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University.

Sean Sexton is a third generation pioneer resident of Indian River County, FL and affectionately known as the “Cowboy Poet”. In 2016, Sexton was designated the first poet laureate for the county, the second in the state to have such a designation. Sexton, who runs a thriving cattle business, also is well-known for his painting and poetry, most of it focused on the wonders of nature. 

Originally from Dublin and currently based in Mexico, Dylan Brennan writes poetry and prose. His debut poetry collection, Blood Oranges, for which he received the runner-up prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Award, is available from The Dreadful Press. Atoll, an e-chapbook is available for free from Smithereens Press. In 2016, he co-edited Rethinking Juan Rulfo’s Creative World: Prose, Photography, Film for Legenda Books. His most recent publication is GUADALUPE & other hallucinations, a digital collection of prose featuring prints by Jonathan Brennan.

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