Heroic Sonnet Crown: Community Reading with South Florida Poets

April 3, 2022
5 pm


Heroic Sonnet Crown: Community Reading with South Florida Poets

A live online reading of the Heroic Sonnet Crown written by 14 local poet-pairs celebrating the resilience of Miami-Dade County.

“We Who Rise from Saltwater, Let’s Sing” is the first (that we know of!) collaborative Heroic Sonnet Crown written in celebration of Miami-Dade County. Conceived and edited by poets Maureen Seaton and Nicole Tallman, this Crown was written by 14 local poet-pairs over the summer of 2021 and presented to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava via a private reading in October. The Crown celebrates the resilience of Miami-Dade County through the sonnets of established and emerging poets alike.

Featuring poets Maureen Seaton, Nicole Tallman, Denise Duhamel, Julie Marie Wade, P. Scott Cunningham, Cherry Pickman, Mia Leonin, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Jen Karetnick, Catherine Esposito Prescott, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Neil de la Flor, Clayre Benzadón, Melissa Gomez, Oscar Fuentes, Catalina Rose Otero, Lenny Della Rocca, Michael Mackin O'Mara, Judy Ireland, Susannah Simpson, Chloé Firetto-Toomey, Susan L. Leary, Nicole Hospital-Medina, Carolina Hospital, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Damara Christine Martin, Yaddyra Peralta, Leslie Sainz