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Ephemera : O, Miami and Jai-Alai Books









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O, Miami collection, 2009-2014 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Steve Hersh and Pamela Fuentes Korban

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Collection Overview

Title: O, Miami collection, 2009-2014Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0266

Creator: O, Miami

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Formats/Genres: Miami (Florida) - Poetry

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian, Haitian;HaitianCreole

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The O, Miami collection holds memorabilia associated with the literary organization and their events and publications. The materials document many of the inventive techniques used to promote poetry during their annual O, Miami Poetry Festival, including poetry parking tickets and poems in the form of lottery scratch off tickets. Other events documented include the organization's visiting writers series, and their collaborations with Pages and Spreads, another local literary organization. The collection also includes chapbooks/zines that collect poems and writings from local Miami writers.

Biographical Note

O, Miami is a local organization that promotes literary culture in the South Florida region. Founded by P. Scott Cunningham, the organization has a major presence in the literary scene in Miami. Their events include the O, Miami Poetry Festival and a visiting writers series, along with smaller events throughout the course of the year. The organization also maintains a publishing wing, Jai-Alai Books, and produces a literary magazine, also under the Jai-Alai title.

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Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original authors and/or the O, Miami organization.

Acquisition Method: Gift of O, Miami, 2015.

Related Materials:

Books Are Nice collection

Noé, T., & Echevarria, G. (2014). Forager: A subjective guide to Miami's edible plants. Miami: Jai-Alai Books.

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Preferred Citation: O, Miami collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Steve Hersh, October 2014, and Pamela Fuentes Korban, U Grow Fellow, March 2016 under the supervision of Beatrice Skokan, Manuscripts Librarian.

Finding Aid Revision History: Boxes 3-6, accessioned by Pamela Fuentes Korban, U Grow Fellow, March 2015.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4: Ephemera : O, Miami and Jai-Alai Books, 2015],
[Box 5: Clothing],
[Box 6: Posters],
[Box 7: 2010-2011],
[Box 8: 2013-2014],
[Box 9: Shirts/Bags],
[Box 10: 2015],
[Box 11: 2016],
[Box 12: MPC],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bike Spoke Cards, 2014Add to your cart.
4 bike spoke cards featuring poem fragments from Emily Dickinson, Gabriela Mistral, Jorge Luis Borges, and Wallace Stevens.
Folder 2: Bookmark, 2014Add to your cart.
Features the poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver.
Folder 3: Business Cards, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Coasters, n.d.Add to your cart.
5 coasters featuring poems by Kacee Belcher, W.B. Yeats, Jennifer L. Knox, Terrence Hayes, and A.E. Stallings. Each coaster includes a Spanish translation on the opposite side.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Pitbull, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 6: FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lunch Poems Project Ephemera, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes two stickers and a Frank O'Hara poem printed on a brown paper bag.
Folder 8: Magazine: Edible South Florida, 2014Add to your cart.
Spring 2014 Issue (Number 2, Volume 5). Features an article on Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants, by Tiffany Noé and George Echevarria, published by Jai-Alai Books in 2014.
Folder 9: Map: Lit Crawl Miami, 2014Add to your cart.
Map for the inaugural literary crawl in Miami.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Ephemera, 2013-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper Article, 2014-2016Add to your cart.
New York Times article from March 27, 2014, highlighting the O, Miami Poetry Festival.
Folder 12: O! Poetry Recipes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Recipes for chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and fried okra.
Folder 13: Poems, 2013-2014Add to your cart.

3 poems:

"These are the Rainbows in the Splashing" by Oscar Fuentes

"Une Histoire" by Bacheler

Untitled poem by Louisa Mason

Folder 14: Poetry Parking Tickets, n.d.Add to your cart.

3 poems printed to look like Miami-Dade County parking tickets:

"The Fall" by Russell Edson

"Team Effort" by Bob Hicok

"To: From:" by Orhan Veli, translated by Jordan Davis

Folder 15: Postcards, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programs, 2011-2013Add to your cart.

Event programs for the following:

"Stacks": A multi-disciplinary collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer, writer Anne Carson, and sculptor Peter Cole, April 8, 2011.

"Billy Collins with Melissa Broder", April 1, 2012.

O, Miami Poetry Festival 2013

Folder 17: Scratch Poem, 2014Add to your cart.
Poem resembling a lottery scratch off ticket. Poem featured is titled, "The Note"
Folder 18: Stickers, 2014Add to your cart.

Two stickers:

Fragment from "Ode to Tomatoes" by Pablo Neruda

Poem in the form of a bathroom handwashing sign that states, "The CDC recommends washing your hands for as long as it takes you to read the poem below."

Folder 19: Zine: The Alleyways of South Beach, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Zine: Ballerz, 2010Add to your cart.
Subtitled, "Poems about the NBA"
Folder 21: Zine: Coaxial Incontinence, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Zine: Illuminated Broadsides, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 23: One Cent/Five Cent Journal, 2009Add to your cart.
Subtitled, "A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets." Issue number one is titled "One Cent Journal" and issue number five is titled "Five Cent Journal."
Folder 24: Zine: Trans/Tell, 2013Add to your cart.
Zine was the end product of a "Literary Telephone" event sponsored by Jai-Alai Magazine, Pages and Spreads and Coloform. See also: Books Are Nice collection.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4: Ephemera : O, Miami and Jai-Alai Books, 2015],
[Box 5: Clothing],
[Box 6: Posters],
[Box 7: 2010-2011],
[Box 8: 2013-2014],
[Box 9: Shirts/Bags],
[Box 10: 2015],
[Box 11: 2016],
[Box 12: MPC],

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