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November 2019

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award nominees and winner in Poetry

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognizes some of the most outstanding poetry collections published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by poet Denise Duhamel.  Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Brave New World: Four Poets on American Life

Jaswinder Bolina explores life in an America that alienates, yet whose benefits still touch your life in The 44th of July; Lenny DellaRocca’s The Festival of Dangerous Ideas conjures a nightmare world set in in the not-too distant-future. Michael Hettich’s poems bring awareness to the fraught and fragile natural world in To Start an Orchard, and Elizabeth Jacobson observes nature’s strange and dazzling discoveries in Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air.

Saturday, November 23 @ 3:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Celebrating the 2018 National Poetry Series Winners with Founder Dan Halpern

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This event gathers 2018’s six winners: Christopher Kondrich, Rosalie Moffett, Daniel Poppick, Jon Sands, Jake Skeets, and Paz Prize recipient Johanny Vázquez Paz.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Four Poets on Trauma, Tenderness, and Survival

In A Fortune for Your Disaster, Hanif Abdurraqib wrestles with histories, heartbreak, and forgiveness, from Marvin Gaye to Nikola Tesla. Crossfire collects Stacyann Chin’s empowering, feminist-LGBTQ+-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time. Franny Choi explores how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation in Soft Science. Ladan Osman explores displacement and alienation in Somali narrative tradition in Exiles of Eden.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Four Poets: An Act of Witness and Reclamation

In How to Dress a Fish, Abigail Chabitnoy works against the attempted erasure of lives disrupted by U.S. Indian boarding school policy. Darius V. Daughtry’s And the Walls Came Tumbling is full of vulnerable, introspective poems that interrogate societal constructs of race, class, and gender. By turns tough and sexy, the poems in & more black by t’ai freedom ford rhapsodize with musicians, artists, and writers. In dark // thing, Ashley M.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Haitian Drama in its Death Throes

[In English with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole] Historically, plays written in Haitian Creole have been vibrant and authentic, serving as a tool for educating the masses. The people of Haiti use drama in every form—religious drama (plays rooted in the Vodou religion), street theater, drama focused on social justice, activism, and revolutionary ideas—and all forms contribute in changing the political system in Haiti, with playwrights questioning the moral/ethical/social codes of their culture and bearing witness to their times.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Language of Women: A Poetry Reading

In Hybrida, Tina Chang contemplates raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. All Its Charms chronicles Keetje Kuipers’ decision to become a single mother by choice and marry the woman she loves. Deborah Landau observes how fear of annihilation expands beyond the self to an imperiled planet on which all inhabitants are Soft Targets. Stephanie Strickland answers the unanswerable, expressing grief for historic,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Four Florida Poets: A Reading

In Exoskeletal, C. M. Clark compiles a hypothetical Silk Road of tweets, memes, and other viral oddities to shape a new archeology. M.J. Fievre addresses the emotional contradictions of depression, anxiety, grief, and loss in Happy, Okay? Oscar Fuentes’ Welcome Home imagines the journey that brings each person to the 1Hotel South Beach. Key West Nights & Other Aftershocks by Carolina Hospital chronicles a woman’s encounters with cultural fragmentation and assimilation, violence and recovery,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poets on Representation and Reinvention

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao confronts the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them. Emily Skaja’s Brute arises, brave and furious, from the dissolution of a relationship, showing how such endings necessitate self-discovery and reinvention. Yanyi considers how to speak with multiple identities through trauma, transition, and ordinary life in The Year of Blue Water.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Back to the Future: Four Poets Traverse History

John Balaban considers the history of America from the rubble of the World Trade Center to the Vietnam War in Empires. Lola Haskins’ Asylum imagines the journey Romantic poet John Clare might have taken if, when he escaped the madhouse, he had been traveling in his head. More Than This by David Kirby goes back in time and out in space with the roadhouse fervor of early rock ‘n’ roll. Cowboy poet Sean Sexton finds extraordinary beauty in the often difficult everyday life of a Florida cattle rancher in May Darkness Restore.…

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