Launched in 2011, The O, Miami Poetry Festival set out to bridge the gap between contemporary poetry and the Greater Miami audience. "Contemporary poetry is so diverse, fascinating and dynamic" said P. Scott Cunningham, founder and director of The University of Wynwood which produces the biannual po ... More >>
A tragically pea-brained swath of society doesn't believe P. Scott Cunningham and the University of Wynwood's month-long, citywide "O, Miami" poetry festival is worth its weight in heroic couplets.
What? Does simultaneously flying in the guy who fucking invented indie rock and the poet Obama had r ... More >>
It's that time of the year where celebrate the big O, Miami. No, not that "Big O" -- O, Miami, the Miami-Dade literary event produced by the University of Wynwood, that celebrates poetry with parties, salons, and exhibits.And, since most of history's great poets were also great drinkers, BLT St ... More >>
Hey Thurston: We love you, too!
Yes, it's true. The Sonic Youth founder, Chelsea Light Moving axeslinger, and all-around Renaissance dude-nerd can't get enough of the Magic City.
After attending every single event hosted throughout the entirety of Dade County during Basel 2012, Moore included a gi ... More >>
Hello, weekend. What a relief that you're finally here. This has been a miserable work week, and we're so looking forward to disconnecting for the next few days.
But not to sound like a broken record, our funds are dwindling. The available balance in our checking account is less than the ATM mi ... More >>
Andrew "Le Spam" Yeomanson, DJ and collector of obscure vinyl.What's the most obscure spoken-word record you own? I'm not embarrassed to say that a copy of Walter Mercado's Walter '86: Aquario, the Puerto Rican astrology god's predictions for Aquarians in 1986, tops my list of weird vinyl. It di ... More >>
Green Eggs and Ham - classic food poetry.If you've ever loved your dinner so much you could write a love poem about it, this contest is for you. O, Miami, the month-long project by The University of Wynwood to bring poetry to everyone in Miami through a series of events, is looking for poetry ... More >>
Big, beautiful white guysSloppy Seconds, Nobunny, and the Spits at Churchill's Pub, MiamiThe Axe and the Oak at Sweat Records, Miami
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Better Than: Sitting at home on a Saturday night with a $10 dollar jug of wine and having my ass handed back to me on a casual game of Scrab ... More >>
Chicken for dinner: Just a glimpse of the fare at this Sat's Art Walk. We don't know about all of you but we're exhausted from busting homophobic hypocrites and providing fodder for unfunnyman Jay Leno and funnyman Stephen Colbert. What have you accomplished this week? No matter. Everyone deserve ... More >>
Even though these days there's not much profit in the poetry game, the art of writing verse can still be dangerous and seductive. So don't give up hope, you can be like the classic poets, too. You can exude confidence and daring. You can totally copy them. The first step would be to sign up ... More >>
Creative CommonsWhen life gives you a dearth of arts funding, make haikus! The Knight Foundation and the University of Wynwood recently cosponsored "Do You Haiku" -- a contest to find the best haikus written about the impact of Miami-Dade's lack of arts funding. They received a grand response; it tu ... More >>
Jim DrainBeginning December 1, Jim Drain of Bas Fisher Invitational, British artist Graham Hudson, and I are co-curating a project inside Design Miami (where my wife works) called The Brief Happy Life of Workshop Workshop. Here's the press release, which I wrote, so I guess it's a press release i ... More >>
via WikicommonsSeventeen syllables for five hundred dollars is a pretty good deal right?That's what my friends over at Knight Arts are offering right now to the Miami-Dade resident who can write the best haiku on the subject of the recent public arts funding budget hearings. Just go to their webs ... More >>
Junior Boys play the Vagabond on SaturdayFriday, October 23*Local live hip-hop-ish duo the Big Bounce -- made up of piano man Brendan O'Hara and beatboxer Komakozie -- play tonight at the mod Moonchine in Miami. It's a restaurant, so admission is technically free, but you'll have to buy dinner. L ... More >>
Start massaging your art belly because this weekend's buffet of openings is going to stretch your ocular capacity. (Mixed metaphor disaster...Campbell McGrath, I have failed you!)
Tomorrow is the first Second Saturday of the fall season, as gallery owners and artists return from vacations, fellowsh ... More >>