WLRN + O, Miami poetry contest http://wlrn.org en #ThisIsWhere Poetry Contest Winners http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-poetry-contest-winners <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLdetTLuGoI-LAaJQyA31W8aJxYF0Ms061" width="560"></iframe></p><p>We announced our contest winners at the <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/764343620245378/" target="_blank">#ThisIsWhere finale at Miami Club Rum</a></strong> on Wednesday, April 30. This is where we share them with you.</p><p>Read the winning poems below and watch three of our winners recite their poems above. Then stick around for an extra poem about one of South Floridians' favorite experiences.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:18:44 +0000 Maria Murriel 31727 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere Poetry Contest Winners Vote For Your Favorite #ThisIsWhere Poem! http://wlrn.org/post/vote-your-favorite-thisiswhere-poem <p>We've reached the finals of our #ThisIsWhere poetry contest!<br /><strong>Click on the logo above to see the popular-vote finalists, and vote below.</strong><script>(function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js";var e=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];e.parentNode.insertBefore(d,e)}})(document);</script></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:21:33 +0000 Mark Hedden 31275 at http://wlrn.org Vote For Your Favorite #ThisIsWhere Poem! #ThisIsWhere Last Edition: Urinals, Crypts And Mr. Can Man http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-last-edition-urinals-crypts-and-mr-can-man <p>This is where the end of the #ThisIsWhere poetry submissions snuck up on us. For weeks we've been awash in a sea of words, poetic descriptions of everything from sunrises to lizards to — in this week's selection — a blessed urinal. And now we've suddenly found ourselves at the far shore, maybe a little wiser, but definitely more compelled to think of things in extended metaphors.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:27:22 +0000 Mark Hedden 31109 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere Last Edition: Urinals, Crypts And Mr. Can Man #ThisIsWhere: Poems About The Unobvious Thing http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-poems-about-unobvious-thing <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">Each week at #ThisIsWhere we try to avoid having a theme. <span style="font-family: Arial;">But they just keep happening anyway.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">It's oddly organic. With no larger agenda in mind, you pick out what you think are the ten best poems from the recent submissions. You read them over, and suddenly, like storm clouds parting, there it is: a theme.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:53 +0000 Mark Hedden 30771 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere: Poems About The Unobvious Thing #ThisIsWhere: The Week Of Traffic And Tattoos http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-week-traffic-and-tattoos <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It is rare to see a new literary genre appear out of the ether. But that seems to have happened this week with what we're going to call Miami Traffic Jam Poetry.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:22:11 +0000 Mark Hedden 30433 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere: The Week Of Traffic And Tattoos On The Miserable Road: The Poetry of I-95 http://wlrn.org/post/miserable-road-poetry-i-95 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Interstate 95 inspires more than just four-letter words, it turns out.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty five years ago, poet A.R. </span>Ammons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his wife were driving home from a visit with family in South Miami. Somewhere north of Dade County -- on I-95 -- </span>Ammons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looked out his window and there it was: one of South Florida’s infamous mountains of trash.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:02:52 +0000 Kenny Malone 30386 at http://wlrn.org On The Miserable Road: The Poetry of I-95 How Do You Get People to Read Poetry When They Don't Have Time? http://wlrn.org/post/how-do-you-get-people-read-poetry-when-they-dont-have-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The poet Robert </span>Hass<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;headlines the <a href="http://www.omiami.org/events/2014/4/5/poets-laureate-in-the-park" target="_blank">O, Miami Poetry Festival</a> at the New World Center on South Beach tomorrow night (Saturday, April 5). Anyone can watch on the </span>Wallcast<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the park just outside the building.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:44:35 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 30253 at http://wlrn.org How Do You Get People to Read Poetry When They Don't Have Time? #ThisIsWhere We Share Our First 10 Favorite Poems http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-we-share-our-first-10-favorite-poems <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To honor National Poetry Month, </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and the O, Miami poetry festival bring you the <a href="http://wlrn.org/topic/wlrn-o-miami-poetry-contest"><strong>"This Is Where"</strong></a> poetry project.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:26:58 +0000 Mark Hedden 30128 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere We Share Our First 10 Favorite Poems