O, Miami's Lunch Poems: Tasty Tweets for Your Midday Meal
They say hunger gives an artist inspiration. That could be the reason Miami's restaurateurs and writers have been sharing Lunch Poems.
Daily Melt Does this inspire you?
Lunch Poems -- sponsored by the Arts & Business Council and O, Miami -- is Miami's largest crowdsourced poetry project. And you're invited to join in the fun.
The project, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Poet Frank O'Hara's book Lunch Poems, asks Miami to wax poetic about everyone's favorite part of the day: lunch.
Just tweet your lunch-related poem using hashtag #lunchpoems to get involved. The best tweets will be retweeted and shared on social media. Some might even be read at the Lunch Poems & Creative Happy Hour this Thursday, April 24.
The happy hour, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stage Miami, features champagne, courtesy of Moon Star Fine Arts, sandwich bites, a Mediterranean-inspired gazpacho tasting with Tio Gazpacho, live music, and, of course, poetry. Author Mandy Baca and the Biscayne Poet will read poetry, including #lunchpoems selections.
Tickets to the happy hour cost $12 for general admission and $25 for VIP, which includes a limited-edition tote bag filled with goodies. Tickets are on sale at omiami.org.
In the meantime, get in on the action and share a poem using #lunchpoems. Here are a few of our favorites to inspire you.
Mayo, O mayo, on our turkey sub not even a trace. Bacon-Miso aioli with its smokey salty goodness takes your place #lunchpoems— Subatomic Sandwiches (@subatomicsubs) April 17, 2014
It burns but a moment just a second on the lips. To tongues a time longer so be cautious your sips. #lunchpoems— neMesis Urban Bistro (@neMesisbistro) April 3, 2014
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. - Jonathan Swift— The Federal FDP (@TheFederalMia) April 20, 2014
And here's my contribution:
A fearsome creature growls. Hunger stalks me. Swords and guns do no good against this foe. A sandwich is my only weapon. #LunchPoems— Laine Doss (@LaineDoss) April 21, 2014