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Weird Miami Bus Tour, O, Miami Edition: Naked Guys and Drug Drops in Miami Beach

Say what you will about the drunken creeps lurking in the alleyway shadows of South Beach, but they are pretty well-read. Or at least they were this week when the O, Miami poetry festival hosted a poetry-themed edition of Bas Fisher Invitational's Weird Miami Bus Tour.

On Wednesday night, Nathaniel Sandler, founder of the Bookleggers mobile book exchange, led a couple dozen ambulatory readers on a safari of the beach's alleyways, showing off hidden passageways and levers that could cut off power to a city block with just one tug. He paired each stop with a poem that evoked some spirit of the place, a daring challenge given that there are only so many poems about sticky puddles or severed thumbs.

See also:

- O, Miami's Pin Up Pop Up Poetry Exhibit Melds Graffiti and Verse

- Poetry Is Dead Parade: O, Miami Invites Dead Poets to Walk the Earth

- O, Miami Poetry Festival Returns: Ten Most Exciting Events, Including Thurston Moore, Borscht Films, and Parks and Recreation

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