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[een-spee-cho] the best of Miami arts

Bob Mankoff: From The New Yorker to Esquire & Beyond

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BOB MANKOFF (b. 1944) is a cartoonist, editor, and author. After making cartoons for “The New Yorker” magazine for 20 years, Mankoff became the magazine’s cartoon editor, succeeding Lee Lorenz. Mankoff held the position from 1997 to 2017.

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Elisa Turner: Art Critic

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ELISA TURNER is an award-winning art critic and art journalist. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, U.S. Section, and ArtTable, a national organization for women in visual arts professions. Her art writing has appeared in ARTnews, Miami Herald,  Artburstmiami, Art+Auction, Arte Al Dia, Art Circuits, Delicious Line, Hamptons Art Hub, Inspicio, Miami Rail and other publications.

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A Discussion with Billy Collins, 2x U.S. Poet Laureate

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Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, BILLY COLLINS is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.

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Poet P. Scott Cunningham
and the O, Miami Poetry Festival

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SCOTT CUNNINGHAM is a poet, translator, essayist, and community organizer originally from Boca Raton, FL. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His work has appeared in The Awl, Harvard Review, POETRY, A Public Space, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Monocle, RHINO, The Guardian, PANK, Electric Literature, and others. His translations of Alejandra Pizarnik, César Vallejo, and Frank Báez have appeared in Omniglots, H.O.W. Journal, Waxwing, and The Miami Rail. And he is the founder and director of O, Miami, a non-profit organization that celebrates Miami, FL through the lens of poetry.

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Igor Shteyrenberg
and the Miami Jewish Film Festival

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IGOR SHTEYRENBERG is executive director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and is responsible for its overall programming and administration. Under his leadership, MJFF has seen a revitalization of its brand, an audience growth from 4,000 to over 30,000, and was recognized as “The Best Jewish Film Festival in the US” by “The Forward” and “The Best Film Festival in South Florida.”

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Roben Farzad: Miami-Raised Broadcaster, Journalist, and Author

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    Introduction to Roben Farzad.  1:12 min. Camera:  Lee Skye.  Video Editor: John Persaud.  Music:  Mario Carvajal. Photo...

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