11.15.15 Poem Depot at the Miami Book Fair International

It’s Miami Book Fair season! On Sunday, November 15, at the Miami Book Fair International, poets Jan Becker, Leenie Moore, and M.J. Fievre will create on-demand verses for passers-by on manual typewriters. The project is called the “Poem Depot,” and it’s the brainchild of the Miami Poetry Collective. Stop by 5:30 on The Porch @ The Swamp and get your very own on-demand poem. (The Swamp is a pop-up lounge at the Book Fair that features writers whose works explore the beauty, contradictions, uniqueness and weirdness of life in the Sunshine State.) Did you know? The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners,…

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Birds Sing the Coda: O, Haikus!

I love the haiku! On Sunday, April 12, starting at Soundscape Park, musician Taylor Hu Bynum led a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who presented site-specific poetry and music on a 16-mile loop, routing through downtown Miami and Miami Beach area. When my turn came to read poetry, I meant to read some of my “Bayfront Park at Night” haikus (Birds sing the coda of their delirious night song. Adieu. Oh, adieu.) but, instead, shared poems about Anton Cermak and Haitian Flag Day. I’m always willing to spread my love for the haiku, though. Back in February, a great opportunity arose for the Miami Poetry Collective to collaborate with The…

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O, Miami Lit Crawl

Lit Crawl, a bar crawl with literary readings, officially began in San Francisco in 2006. But really it began thousands of years earlier when the first homo ergaster decided to crawl from cave to cave reading her poems about stone tools and drinking everyone’s beer. Tonight the tradition of drinking and literature takes the next step in its evolution with the first-ever Lit Crawl Miami. At 6 p.m. (sharp!), pick up your map & schedule at O, Miami host hotel, The Betsy-South Beach, and hear a special reading by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks and Kingsley Tufts Award-winner Chase Twichell. Then head out into South Beach for…

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Miami Poetry Collective’s 10 Cents

The 10th edition of the Cent Journal is now available. It includes poems from 22 Miami Poetry Collective writers (including M.J. Fievre) and group history by founding member Scott Cunningham. Cover design by Erin Money. We love all our contributors, our folding team, our designer Leenie, our cover artist Erin, our Historian Scott and all of our future readers! You can see photos of our folding party and teasers of the Ten Cent Journal here. If you click backwards you’ll see more photos. You can pick up your copy of Ten Cent at one of our upcoming readings: Friday November 15: Key Biscayne Community Center Open Mic. 7pm. Saturday November 23: Miami…

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Anthony Adverse hosts the Poem Depot

M.J. is a proud member of the Miami Poetry Collective, famous for its Poem Depot, a regular feature of Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Pictures taken at Java Head Mansion, Coral Gables, where the Miami Woman’s Club held an international dinner and costume party  on Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m., to raise funds to help restore the historic Miami Woman’s Club. Special focus was on the massive, unique Anthony Adverse murals in the Java Head dining room. Read article about it here.

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