April 27 & 28, 2011
Miami-Dade County Courthouse
On April 27 & 28, 2011, for the O, Miami Poetry Festival, two different judges and other guests read poems in courtrooms at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse.
A summary of the activity
Judge Robin Faber read "The Road Not Taken"
The Assistant PD is Hugh Keough, whose daughter Meghan read: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot Nothing is going to get better. It's not." (From The Lorax)
Thursday, April 28 in Judge Francis's courtroom:
Her brother Malcolm also read:
Be who you are and say what you feel,
Because those who mind don't matter,
And those who matter don't mind
Judge MaryJo Francis read to the jury pool:
Waiting for the fish to bite
Or waiting for wind to fly a kite
Or waiting around for Saturday night
Or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake
Or a pot to boil or a better break
Or a string of pearls or a pair of pants
Or a wig with curls or another chance Everyone is just waiting.
Judge Francis also read "A Raisin in the Sun" by Langston Hughes
a few times during the month of April, in her courtroom.