We’re about to hit April, which means it’s poetry month. And that’s become a fun time in Miami, thanks to the Knight Foundation and omiami.org, which puts on an annual poetry festival with great events to celebrate with verse.
O, Miami tries make an encounter with poetry the norm around town.
“We want people to find poetry on rooftops, or in a fortune cookie, on a cafecito cup, at a fashion show, on the sand, on prescription medicine bottles, on the lawn, in hair, on doorsteps, or even under water,” says O, Miami promoter (and Belle Isle Residents Association board member) Lisa Palley.
And this year, that’s where Belle Isle comes in. There’s an O, Miami event on our little island.
It happens April 6 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at The Standard, 40 Island Ave., and it’s called Current.You have to RSVP to attend. Oh, and pay $6.09.
What is it? A guided virtual reality meditation under water led by artist Jillian Mayer.
What will happen? We’re not sure, but here’s what the website advises for attire:
NOTES FOR AUDIENCE
Please wear a bathing suit under your clothes.
Please be prepared to:
-Enter a body of water
-Place your head under water
-Relinquish your cell phone for an extended amount of time
Here’s a little more:
“The group will be quietly led into the pool and instructed to take distance from other members in the group. On an audio cue, they will be instructed to lower their heads into the water with their faces fully submerged…..A 15-minute musical/meditational composition will lead the group on a series of mental prompts, conceptual meditations and light movements….”
You get the idea.