Wednesday April 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. NOW TASTE THIS , a curated poetry event taking place in restaurants throughout Miami all month along, will present poets Jen Karetnick and Nick Vagnoni, founder of the Miami Poetry Collective, at The Betsy to read poems about food and restaurants. Also that evening premiering simultaneously at The Betsy, the Poetry Mosaic will debut, featuring words, music and images comprised of Broadsided, an exhibit of poetic posters; the debut of a new musical work for electronic tape by composer Jeffrey Briggs, and the grand opening of the Salon Poetry Library. 1440 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach, 305-531-6100.
O, Miami the month-long countywide poetry celebration, which kicked off on Friday, April 1, aims to get every single person in Miami-Dade County – all 2.5 million of them – to encounter a poem. The events cultmilates with the Second Annual Poetry Dinner on Saturday, April 30, 8:30 p.m. with readings by United States Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin and poet Carla Faesler, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner prepared by the team at award-winning chef Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak at the Betsy. $150 per person. For each ticket sold, an O, Miami poet will be invited to attend as a special guest. For more information on O, Miami and a complete schedule of projects and programming go to www.omiami.org.
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1440 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach, 305-531-6100