The National Book Foundation Presents an Afternoon with National Book Award Winners

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To access the live-captioning option, click the link below, which will take you from MiamiBookFairOnline.com and open a Zoom webinar. Click here to access the live event via Zoom webinar Newly-minted 2021 National Book Award Winners Aneesa Abbas Higgins (Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin, Translated Literature), Martín Espada (Floaters, Poetry), Malinda Lo (Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Young People’s …

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An Evening With Rita Dove & Campbell McGrath: On Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

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This event is being livestreamed from MDC's Wolfson Campus. For tickets to this in-person event, please visit: MiamiBookFair.com. Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s first volume of new works in 12 years, is an exploration of the wavering moral compass guiding America’s and the world’s experiments in democracy. Moderated by poet Campbell …

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Three Poets on Geography, Intimacy & Dislocation

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In All the Names Given: Poems, Raymond Antrobus outlines a childhood caught between intimacy and brutality, sound and silence, and conflicting racial and cultural identities – shifting fluidly between England, South Africa, Jamaica, and the American South. This Alaska by Carlie Hoffman interrogates all that emotional and physical intimacy cannot salvage or keep warm. To live …

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This Moment in Time: David Kirby & Barbara Hamby in Conversation

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In Help Me, Information: Poems, David Kirby’s works move the way the mind does on a good day, puddle-jumping from one topic to another and then coming in for a soft landing. In The Knowledge: Where Poems Come From and How to Write Them, five-time teaching award winner Kirby invites college students to learn the …

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2020 National Poetry Series Winner Amanda Moore

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The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book …

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Reason & Unreason: Three Poets on Destruction, Memory & Hope

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In Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections, Jill Bialosky considers the oppositions that govern us: our reason and unreason, our need to preserve and destruct, building a narrative sequence that examines her nascent calling as a writer; her sister’s suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War …

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72nd Annual National Book Awards

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Miami Book Fair joins the National Book Foundation to livestream the National Book Awards from New York City! Tune in to be among the first to learn who the winners are across its five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and Translation. Sponsored by In partnership with

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In Conversation: On Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering

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Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering is a collection of micro-elegies to Miami places. We asked Miamians, “What will you miss when Miami is gone?” These are their answers: 197 pieces from 165 writers and artists, ranging from high schoolers to retirees and hailing from all corners of Miami-Dade County. Featuring the book’s editor, …

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In Conversation: On Hyam Plutzik 32 Poems // 32 Poemas

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32 Poems // 32 Poemas is a new bilingual (Spanish and English) edition of selected poems by the American poet Hyam Plutzik (1911-1962), released by Miami publisher, Sububrano Ediciones (2021) and includes seventeen esteemed contributors. Poet Richard Blanco contributes a Foreword that proffers poetry as a medium that uniquely bridges the immigrant experience across time and culture. This …

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Our Brief & Earthly Inheritance: Two Poets on the Art of Making Do

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The poems in Jim Daniels’ Gun/Shy deal with the emotional weight of making do. Tinged with both the regrets and wisdom of aging, his poems measure the wages of love in a changing world with its vanishing currency. He finds solace in small miracles, exploring family work, childhood and adolescence, and his own mortality. He …

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In Conversation: Pablo Medina & Achy Obejas

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In his collection The Foreigner’s Song: New and Selected Poems, Cuban-born American poet Pablo Medina reaches back to his six previous published collections and all the way to his first, published in 1975, adding 19 new works. His prose has a dreamlike quality in which familiarity and certainty surrender to strangeness. Achy Obejas’ Boomerang/Bumerán: Poetry/Poesía …

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