Every April, with principal funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami produces the O, Miami Poetry Festival, a month-long initiative with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem.
The next festival begins on April 1, 2017. For 2016 festival highlights, follow us on social media (click the icons to the left), and stay tuned to our Video page.
O, Miami is a community-based festival. We like to say it's a "Miami" festival first and a "poetry" festival second because the poetry is simply the means by which we celebrate our home.
The principal participants in O, Miami are Miamians, but we have also hosted poets such as Anne Carson, Kay Ryan, Juan Felipe Herrera, W.S. Merwin, Raúl Zurita, Robert Hass, Thurston Moore, Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, Megan Amram, Kool Moe Dee, and Reina María Rodriguez.
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.