Florida Poetry Events

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MARY OLIVER reading and book signing April 9, 2011 March 26, 2011

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MARY OLIVER Reading, Q&A and Book Signing

Saturday April 9, 2011 – 7:30 pm

Oliver Postcard with Photo

U.S. Poet Laureate, Stanley Kunitz, said, “Mary Oliver’s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations.” Oliver’s evocative and precise imagery brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery.

Mary Oliver’s lyrical connection to the natural world has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. Among her countless distinctions are the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The New York Times describes her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.”

Mary Oliver is the author of 27 books of poetry, including No Voyage and other Poems (1965), The River Styx, Ohio, and Other Poems (1972), Twelve Moons (1978), American Primitive (1983), Dream Work (1986), House of Light (1990), New and Selected Poems, Volume One (1992), White Pine (1994), West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems (1997), The Leaf and the Cloud (2000), What Do We Know (2002), Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays (2003), Why I Wake Early (2004), Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004), New and Selected Poems, Volume Two (2005), Thirst (2006), Red Bird (2008), The Truro Bear and Other Adventures (2008), and Evidence (2009). She is also the author of Our World, a collection of photos by Molly Malone Cook.  Her chapbooks and special editions include The Night Traveler (1978), Sleeping in the Forest (1979), Provincetown (1987), Wild Geese (UK Edition); and her prose books include A Poetry Handbook (1994), Blue Pastures (1995), Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse (1998), Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems (1999), and Long Life: Essays and Other Writings (2004).  She was the guest editor for The Best American Essays 2009 (November 2009).   Her audio recordings include At Blackwater Pond and Many Miles: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver (April 2010).  Ms. Oliver’s newest book of poetry is Swan (fall 2010). She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive (1984) and New and Selected Poems (1992), won of the National Book Award. Over the past two decades, Oliver has taught at Case Western Reserve, Bucknell, Sweet Briar College, the University of Cincinnati and Bennington College in Vermont.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the work of one of America’s most beloved and esteemed poets, to join the Q&A discussion, and have Mary Oliver sign one of her books for you.

Tickets are $15. Order online, or by phone at 561-237-9000, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


FREE Poetry Workshop for National Library Week!

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The West Palm Beach Public Library is hosting a free poetry workshop in celebration of National Library Week.
The poetry workshop will be held Sunday, April 10th from 2:00-3:30pm.  Below is a brief description of the event.
Join us as we celebrate National Library Week with a poetry workshop! Author, Yanatha Desouvre will teach his poetry course entitled See Memorable Things, Write Memorable Things, Do Memorable Things. You will leave this lesson with a foundation on poetic forms, a group poem, and motivation! This free class will be held in the library’s Clematis Room. For more information please call 561-868-7701.  The West Palm Beach Public Library is located at 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  Free parking on Sundays.

South Florida weekly poetry events December 31, 2008

West Palm Beach


The Stage, hosted by Consider This and Desiree
Open Mic starts at 9:30pm
3111 45th Street
Admission: $10
Desiree 561-215-6102, email: desiree@epiphanyupscaleevents.com

Lake Worth


Poetry Uncorked
Dolce Vita Wine Bar
609 Lake Ave
8pm, donations requested
Hosted by Kadeidra “Poetically Yours” Ward


Open Mic @ Mother Earth (formerly Les Beans)
410 2nd Ave North
Hosted by Patti
Admission $0 (donation requested)

Delray Beach


First Tuesday of each month
Delray Beach Poetry Slam
hosted by Chunky!
show starts @ 10:00pm
52 N Swinton Ave
Admission $0
contact Dada: 561-330-3232, email: spittFiya@yahoo.com

Open Mic @ Koffeeoke
Sober Open Mic, indoor & outdoor seating
271 NE 6th Ave


Open Mic @ Coffee District
325 NE 2nd Ave #104 (Pineapple Grove)

King Tut’s Hookah Lounge
660 Linton Boulevard #108 Delray Beach Florida 33444
Phone: 561.577-8810 OR 561.901-6145

Boca Raton


Open Mic @ The Funky Buddha Lounge
2621 N Federal Hwy
Hosted by comedian Richy Lala
sign up @ 8pm, starts @ 9pm
Admission $5


Open Mic @ Nakava Kava & Hookah Lounge
140 NW 20th Street
Admission $0
Participants get a free kava shell

Ft Lauderdale


First Thursdays of the month
Voices & Vybes
First 10 performing artists are in FREE!
All others pay only $7
Host, TERRI! terrispeakz@yahoo.com, 954-696-1917
Doors open & show starts 8:00pm
Troy’s Lounge
2990 W Sunrise Blvd (SE corner of Sunrise and 31st)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-5635
(954) 791-0120


The Write Side Poets Cafe
5464 NW 19th St. Lauderhill, FL
Louder Than Life High School Poetry Slam
9pm, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 24
$5 registration for competing poets, $7 admission for non-competitors
Hosted by Ray “Knowledge” Dominguez, 954-628-2243



Mello Mondays hosted by Asia
Club Bluster
Doors open 8:30pm
115 N 21st Ave Hollywood, FL
contact Jones Pierre,  email: mrjonespierre@gmail.com


Open Mic Fridays @ Mega Bite Cyber Cafe
hosted by Renda Writer
1910 Hollywood Blvd
Admission $0
contact Renda Writer, cell: 310-404-4184, email: rendawriter@yahoo.com



The Literary Cafe and Poetry Lounge
1350 NE 125 Street Suite 200 North Miami, FL


Inner Look
4925 SW 74th Ct
Miami, FL 33155

Check them out on Facebook (SpeakFridays)


3rd Friday of each month

Ploppy’s Podium
Wallflower Gallery
stars @ 9:30pm
10 N. 3rd Street
Admission $0
contact Flash, email: