On Friday, in the Moore Building, a night after poetry, dance, and music came together in the suffocatingly intense performance of NOX, poetry, dance, and sculpture locked arms for STACKS, a collaboration between poet Anne Carson, Merce Cunningham Dance Company choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and sculptor Peter Cole.
On Thursday night, poet Anne Carson read from her latest work, NOX, a meditation on the death of a brother, as Merce Cunningham Company dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener performed to the music of avant-garde instrumentalist Ben Miller. Staged at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, it was only the second ever performance of the NOX collaboration.
On Friday night, in a tent beside No Name Bay, Tracy K. Smith read poems from her upcoming book, Life On Mars (due out in May), to a crowd sated on roasted pig. Held at Boater’s Grill in Key Biscayne’s Bill Baggs State Park, the placid pairing of pork and poetry was part of the popular Eating Our Words series, started in Los Angeles by poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallery owner Heather Taylor, who were both in town for the start of O, Miami.
Today at the Arsht Center’s Thomson Plaza, O, Miami organizers P. Scott Cunningham and Pete Borrebach declared all utterances, both written and spoken, in Miami-Dade County, for the month of April, poetic.