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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Poetry in Vizcaya's gardens

Actor James Franco with
poet Frank Bidart
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The gardens of Vizcaya are an inspiration for poetry during April’s National Poetry Month. To that end, Vizcaya is hosting O, Miami readings wtih Frank Bidart and Peg Boyers on Wednesday, April 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Frank Bidart is a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet and will be reading from his well-known works including Metaphysical Dog (FSG, 2013). Poet Peg Boyers, adjunct professor at Columbia University and executive editor of Salmagundi, will also read from To Forget Venice. Informal readings from FIU Honors College students sharing their original works inspired by Vizcaya will be featured as part of the “Vizcaya as Text” academic project.

April also features a poetry garden walk inspiration experience where visitors encounter prompts to create their own poems throughout Vizcaya’s gardens and grounds. Created by poet Nick Vagnoni, this poetry tour encourages visitors to look at Vizcaya through a different lens and to write their own poems in response. O, Miami will gather poems created for their archives.

Poetry garden walk inspiration experience, ongoing from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily except Tuesdays through April 30.

O, Miami (formerly “University of Wynwood”) is a Knight Foundation-funded organization that expands and advances literary culture in Greater Miami, FL. O, Miami produces a visiting writer series, a poetry festival, a publishing imprint, and other programs that bring the best literature to the greatest number of people. Visit omiami.org.

Your $6.27 ticket includes admission to Vizcaya and complimentary beer by Biscayne Bay Brewery. Get tickets at eventbrite here

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is located at 3251 South Miami Avenue.

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