O, Miami

  • Florida


500 Northeast 56th Street
United States

About Us

O, Miami builds community through literature.

We produce a poetry festival, a publishing imprint, a poets-in-schools residency, and other programs that democratize access to literature and re-think the role of the literary arts in American society.

Our largest event is our annual poetry festival, also named “O, Miami.” The mission of the festival is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. Since its founding in 2011, the festival has hosted performances by Anne Carson, Raúl Zurita, W.S. Merwin, Patti Smith, Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, Thurston Moore, Kevin Young, and many others. For general information, visit our O, Miami festival page.

The Sunroom is a residency program that places poets in schools, detention centers, and other communities where high-quality poetry instructions is not guaranteed. For more, visit The Sunroom page.

Jai-Alai Books is a regional imprint that seeks to create a literary publishing voice for Miami. Jai-Alai (pronounced "Hi-Li") publishes, on average, three titles per year in a variety of genres, including an annual chapbook prize conducted in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation. For more information, including submission guidelines, visit the website.

We collaborate widely with other local organizations, as well as with national organizations who share our commitment to contemporary literature. Previous and current collaborators include: Poetry FoundationPoetry Society of AmericaPen Center USAThe Miami HeraldPérez Art Museum of MiamiNew World Center and the New World SymphonyMiami-Dade Public LibrariesAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsMiami's Design DistrictThe Wolfsonian-FIUThe Betsy-South BeachLotus HouseOvertown Youth CenterLocust ProjectsSweat RecordsMiami New TimesCenter for Literarture and Theater at MDCGallery DietBooks and BooksMiami Poetry CollectiveFountainhead ResidencyBas Fisher Invitational, and Borscht Film Festival, among others.

O, Miami's legal name is University of Wynwood, Inc. (d/b/a "O, Miami"), a 501c3 non-profit corporation in the State of Florida. Our mailing address is: University of Wynwood, 500 NE 56th Street, Miami, FL 33137.