CALLING ALL POETS!
O, Miami and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy invite poets to participate in our 2015 Soapbox Poetry Program. Each weekday, two invited poets will gather on the veranda at The Betsy at 5pm to read two poems: one of their own and one written by someone they admire.
New for 2015: A culminating reading will be held for all participating poets at the end of National Poetry Month / O, Miami in The Betsy Alley Way at 14th Court, between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.
But why are they reading ‘from their soapbox”? So glad you asked!
This program pays homage to London’s Hyde Park Speaker’s Corner.
“Every Sunday morning since the right of free assembly was recognized in 1872, people gather at the Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park to partake in a unique forum for free speech. While Karl Marx and George Orwell used that spot to express their opinions, today’s average speaker is generally lower profile – yet they lecture about everything (& some may read poetry). The sheer variety of topics covered and characters discussing them keeps visitors entertained and engrossed.” – The Boston Globe, 2013
Betsy’s Soapbox puts poetry front and center.
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