That's So Miami: Finding Poetry in City Life

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April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate the occasion, our friends at WLRN have been asking for local poetry that captures the texture of their city: Miami, Florida.

The contest, orchestrated in coordination with the city's biennial poetry festival, "O, Miami," has been curating poems like this one, submitted by a Miami local named Toby, over the course of the month:

Fender bender accident.

People shouting in three languages

That’s so Miami.

Scott Cunningham, co-founder of O, Miami talks about hometown pride, and finding poetry in everyday exchanges -- and listeners share the poetry that captures the heart of their cities.