National Poetry Month 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 What Everyone Is Reading April 6-12 http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-april-6-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In honor of creative writing, and because it's still National Poetry Month, here's a whimsical headline combining all the stories from this past week's top-five:</span></p><p>"Cuban tabloid tweets Charlie Crist will be writing a poem about the possible end of greyhound racing in Florida."</p><p>Luckily, that's a piece of fiction.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:49:59 +0000 Diego Saldana-Rojas 30798 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading April 6-12 Winners And Losers Halfway Through Session http://wlrn.org/post/winners-and-losers-halfway-through-session <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida lawmakers are more than half finished with the legislative session. Will they deliver on Governor Scott’s goal of $500 million in tax cuts?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Support has been building for allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. And how are lawmakers responding to the deaths of hundreds of kids involved in the state child welfare system?</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:09:13 +0000 Elaine Chen 30650 at http://wlrn.org Winners And Losers Halfway Through Session 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? Teens Can Find Time To Rhyme During National Poetry Month http://wlrn.org/post/teens-can-find-time-rhyme-during-national-poetry-month <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the Everglades that brought out the poet in Coral Gables High School student James </span>Lachterman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And in under 20 lines of rhyme, the then 15-year-old was able to capture a prize in the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s contest for teen poets.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:21:36 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 30188 at http://wlrn.org Teens Can Find Time To Rhyme During National Poetry Month After A Month Of Poetry, 'That's So Miami' Comes To A Close http://wlrn.org/post/after-month-poetry-thats-so-miami-comes-close <p>Miami, you have exceeded our expectations.</p><p>When we asked for poetry, you delivered in droves. &nbsp;And we didn't even offer an open bar.</p><p>The concept behind WLRN and <a href="http://omiami.org" target="_blank">O, Miami Poetry Festival</a>'s month-long project, "That's So Miami," was simple enough: Write us a poem that starts or ends with "That's So Miami."</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 13296 at http://wlrn.org After A Month Of Poetry, 'That's So Miami' Comes To A Close Vote For The Best 'Ode to Miami's Flaws' http://wlrn.org/post/vote-best-ode-miamis-flaws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since Julia Tuttle’s arrival in 1891, Miami has grown like crazy: more people, more homes, more roads, more&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">boom. Dense tropical hardwood trees that covered the City of Miami were chopped down and urbanization moved west into the Everglades.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:37:20 +0000 Elaine Chen 12890 at http://wlrn.org Vote For The Best 'Ode to Miami's Flaws' That's So Miami: Two Languages, Two Generations; One Family http://wlrn.org/post/thats-so-miami-two-languages-two-generations-one-family <p></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 1.15; ">As part of our&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/love-or-hate-miami-tell-us-verse" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 1.15; " target="_blank">That's So Miami poetry project</a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 1.15; ">&nbsp;running during the month of April, we have been airing select submissions from our community of listeners and readers.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Coburn 12475 at http://wlrn.org That's So Miami: Two Languages, Two Generations; One Family La Carreta, Tremendo Slideshow And Banyan Trees: The Best Of That's So Miami http://wlrn.org/post/la-carreta-tremendo-slideshow-and-banyan-trees-best-thats-so-miami <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Here we go again! &nbsp;Check out some of our favorite #ThatsSoMiami poems from the last couple of days. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 12242 at http://wlrn.org La Carreta, Tremendo Slideshow And Banyan Trees: The Best Of That's So Miami Poetry In Motion: A Chat With O, Miami's P. Scott Cunningham http://wlrn.org/post/poetry-motion-chat-o-miamis-p-scott-cunningham <p></p><p>P. Scott Cunningham is the founder of <a href="http://www.omiami.org/main.html" target="_blank">O, Miami</a>, a biennial poetry festival in Miami organized by the <a href="http://www.universityofwynwood.org" target="_blank">University of Wynwood</a> and with support from the Miami-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knightfoundation.org" target="_blank">Knight Foundation</a>. The festival is happening this month.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN: Tell us a little bit about yourself. The real P. Scott Cunningham.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:03:07 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 11886 at http://wlrn.org Poetry In Motion: A Chat With O, Miami's P. Scott Cunningham Cafecito, Bayside, Feeding Birds And Haitian Creole: The Best of That's So Miami http://wlrn.org/post/cafecito-bayside-feeding-birds-and-haitian-creole-best-thats-so-miami <p>Here we go again! &nbsp;Check out some of our favorite #ThatsSoMiami poems from the last couple of days. Like what you see? <a href="http://thatssomiami.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Check out our Tumblr&nbsp;page</a>, where we collect your submissions and post them for your viewing (laugh out loud) pleasure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/miami-herald-wlrn/f1ca7257ffdb/thats-so-miami-poetry-project" target="_blank">Click here to make your submission</a>.</p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(James Arthur Anderson, North Miami)</span></strong></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 12068 at http://wlrn.org Cafecito, Bayside, Feeding Birds And Haitian Creole: The Best of That's So Miami O, Miami Began With A Simple Idea: Poetry Without The Pipe And Blazer http://wlrn.org/post/o-miami-began-simple-idea-poetry-without-pipe-and-blazer <p></p><p style="margin-top: 18px; margin-bottom: 18px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(35, 38, 42); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, a group of friends and I started to dream up what a lot of people considered impossible: a festival that would bring poetry to all 2.6 million residents of greater Miami.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:17:00 +0000 P. Scott Cunningham founder O Miami Festival 11789 at http://wlrn.org O, Miami Began With A Simple Idea: Poetry Without The Pipe And Blazer