Pop-up Poem Shops

If you've ever been to a Wynwood Second Saturdays Art Walk, you've probably met the Miami Poetry Collective. They're the ones behind makeshift tables -- littered with vintage typewriters and half-empty cups of beer -- selling custom poems for a couple of bucks. The project is called Poem Depot, and it's the brainchild of poet and FIU professor Campbell McGrath who formed the collective with a group of graduate students at a bar back in 2008. In addition to setting up a poem shop at events all around Miami, the collective publishes a DIY literary pub called Cent Journal. They're also featured in the upcoming 8th annual Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, and they'll be reading selected poems at a Books & Books launch this Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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