Encounter poets all month long
Meet a Poet
Presented in partnership with Books & Books
In celebration of both National Poetry Month and the 40th Anniversary of Books & Books, South Florida-based poets are available to the public at Books & Books Coral Gables throughout the month of April for two alternating micro-residency engagements:
(1) Check out a Poet, modeled on the Human Library, wherein members of the general public are invited to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a local poet—hear them read, ask them questions, and develop their own poems under the guidance of a professional.
(2) Poems to Order, where poets in residence produce original poems on the spot for bookstore patrons upon request.
April 2022 Schedule :
In addition to our poets, we also place a one-of-a-kind coin-operated vending machine within the store to dispense locally-inspired printed festival ephemera such as stickers that sport the words of local residents. Content incorporates poetry sourced from O, Miami's vast poetry archive.